Military Review English Edition November-December 2015 - Page 83

AIR FORCE TAKE NOTE (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson) The sun sets behind a C-17 Globemaster III 17 November 2008 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as soldiers begin boarding. C-17 aircraft can carry payloads up to 169,000 pounds and can land on small airfields. The C-17 in the photo was deployed from the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Air Force Leaders Take Note The Army is Changing Lt. Col. Jason Earley, U.S. Air Force T he United States Army is changing. Visibly, the physical size of the force is reducing dramatically. Doctrinally, new manuals are both addressing a hybrid threat via unified land operations and reshaping leadership focus through mission command. Understanding these changes is critical for the next generation of Air Force decision makers. The Air MILITARY REVIEW  November-December 2015 Force must focus leadership decisions to match each of these changes through procurement, doctrine, and teamwork in order to leverage lessons learned and to codify relationships forged during thirteen years of shoulder-to-shoulder combat operations. The interaction between Gen. Omar Bradley and Gen. Elwood “Pete” Quesada in World War II provides an excellent 77