Goal Leader: Kent White, AFIMSC Plans and Programs Division Chief
Goal Description: Using several key processes, this goal develops actionable steps to transform the “installation of today” to the “future blueprint” through effective resourcing in a constrained environment. This holistic approach empowers an installation’s ability to achieve mission success using existing capabilities, through innovation and resource-informed advocacy.
LOE 1 Goal 4 Objectives:
What can you tell us about your objectives?
To increase lethality and readiness as defined by resilient and ready installations, revolutionize basing lethality will focus on three areas:
What positive impact has your progress had on Airmen, commanders and/or the mission so far?
Our objectives are longer term, with lots of work to do before we see impacts at the installation level for objectives A and B. But we have seen progress in objective C, as we are identifying critical shortfalls for air base resiliency efforts to include updating explosive ordnance disposal robots and researching new materials for rapid runway repair to establishing funding for combat Airmen to include body armor specific for female Airmen.
What challenges have you encountered along the way and how have you adjusted for them?
Just getting our arms around and defining installation of the future and narrowing the scope to ensure it was understandable and measurable was challenging.
Why is Revolutionizing Base Lethality important to AFIMSC?
AFIMSC leads the charge for base lethality as we provide the civil engineering expertise, skill and innovation in airfield damage repair to quickly assess, repair and return the runway and base to operational status. AFIMSC also provides security forces and the equipment needed to protect aircraft and facilities for the fight and deterrence. In addition, AFIMSC provides the services to feed and care for our Airmen, which remains a critical piece of providing basing lethality the world over.
How does your goal support AFMC, Air Force and National Defense Priorities?
Building a more lethal force is one of three lines of effort central to the National Defense Strategy laid out in 2018. By providing basing lethality, each installation becomes a weapon system poised to meet today’s challenges, while maintaining the deterrence required to protect our national resources.
How are you measuring success?
Each objective is measured by a timeline to formulate, operationalize and field respective initiatives. This could take months and years to accomplish as each initiative is unique and supports the fight. Establishing a baseline for IM&S shortfall priorities will guide and reveal opportunities for improvement in advocacy of resources.
What are your next steps?
We’ll continue monitoring progress and adapt objectives as needed.
(Current as of July 30, 2021)
LOE 1: Increase Lethality & Readiness
1. Optimize Infrastructure
2. Increase Installation Resiliency
3. Improve Strategic Basing
4. Revolutionize Base Lethality
5. Prioritize Airmen Readiness
LOE 2: Strengthen Airmen & Families
1. Improve Quality, Utilization and Mgt of Unaccompanied Housing
2. Improve Housing for Airmen & Families
3. Optimize Community Cohesion to Build Resilient Airmen & Families
4. Enterprise-wide Customer Service Strategy
5. Office of the Future
LOE 3: Pursue Organizational Excellence
1. Drive Enterprise Behavior Using Data Analytics
2. Increase Innovation Opportunities
3. Improve Strategic Communication
4. Develop I&MS Experts & Leaders
5. Ensure Connectedness Across AFIMSC
6. Increase Organizational Maturity
7. Advance IT & Collaboration