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    Sharing Success–Owning Failure Preparing to Command in the Twenty–First Century Air Force David L. Goldfein Then-colonel David L. Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour.* His ideas and questions will spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander. He shares stories from other squadron commanders that include both success and failure because, as Goldfein states, “it is from studying our failures that we learn, grow, and improve as officers and leaders.” Maj Gen Charles D. Link, USAF, retired, states that “this book is a must-read, not only for those selected to command a squadron but for all our young officers.” *General Goldfein is the current chief of staff of the Air Force. Download MP3 files:  Chapter 01   Chapter 02   Chapter 03   Chapter 04   Chapter 05   Chapter 06 Commanding an Air Force
  • The Publication Process

    PRODUCTION SCHEDULE Process Length A number of variables affect our publication process (see the figure below). These include the manuscript’s length and quality, your availability to work with the editor, the workload and priorities of the press team assigned to your project, and the number of manuscripts already in AU Press’s production queue. The following schedule shows typical production times once the editing process begins:• Book 8 to 12 months • AFRI Paper 3 to 6 months • Drew Paper 4 to 5 months • Wright Flyer Paper 3 to 4 months • Walker Paper 3 to 4 monthsAccepted Manuscripts If AU Press decides to publish your manuscript, we will notify you to submit the final files according to the instructions in the following section. Once we have received your final files and confirmed that they meet our submission specifications, we will put your manuscript in our production queue and
  • Air University Press Papers

    Air Force Research Institute PapersAir Force Research Institute (AFRI) Papers are written by Air Force researchers at large and military defense analysts assigned to the Air Force Research Institute, Air University, and beyond. The purpose of the AFRI Papers is to provide useful ideas and independent analysis of issues of current or potential importance to Air Force commanders and their staffs.CADRE PapersCADRE Papers were sponsored by the former Airpower Research Institute of Air University's College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education (CADRE). The CADRE Papers are available in PDF only. CSAT Occasional PapersThe CSAT Occasional Papers series was established by the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology as a forum for research on topics that reflect long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for US national security.Drew PapersThe Drew Papers are
  • The Air University Press

    The Air University Press bookstore is currently being moved to a new location. Renovations of the new location are underway and we hope to be operational in the near future. Unfortunately, while our bookstore is closed, we are unable to process requests for hard copy books. We apologize for the inconvenience. All of our publications can be downloaded free of charge from our site: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/AUPress/.AU Press publications are available at no cost to active duty, total force, and retired military and to Department of Defense personnel and organizations. Publications can be ordered by e-mail at LEMAYCENTER.AU.Press@us.af.mil  or by calling 334-953-4955 (DSN 493).Air University Press (AU Press) is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces,
  • Brown Bag Lessons: The Magic of Bullet Writing [ONLINE ONLY]

    This author unlocks the “magic” of effective bullet writing through proven techniques.  Following them guarantees immediate improvement for anyone who has struggled with formulating statements for recognition packages and appraisals.  The author emphasizes that the “struggle to write comes to an end!” Skillful writing doesn’t have to be difficult. [Eric R. Jaren / 2017 / 134 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-278-4 / AU Press Code: B-150].
  • The Redesigned Air Force Continuum of Learning

    The USAF Strategic Master Plan posited five strategic vectors to help prioritize investments, drive institutional change, and operationalize key concepts. These included providing effective twenty-first-century deterrence; maintaining a robust and flexible global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability; ensuring a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force; pursuing a multidomain approach to the Air Force’s five core missions; and continuing to pursue game-changing technologies. Arguably Air Education and Training Command (AETC) supports all of these vectors; however, the call for a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force falls squarely within the AETC mission. AETC was tasked with preparing for the future, yet much of what we deliver under the banner of force development is lodged in a learning paradigm that has not altered substantially since the
  • The Evolution of Airmen: Conversations with the Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force

    Fifty years ago, our Air Force made a significant step forward. Our senior leaders recognized the need for an enlisted voice on the headquarters staff and, after a significant vetting and interview process, selected Chief Master Sergeant Paul Airey to become the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, 3 April 1967. In the 50 years since, 17 Airmen have worn the chevrons, championed enlisted development and retired knowing the enlisted force had moved forward. This book is more than a recognition of our past Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force. It’s a celebration of enlisted Airmen and an acknowledgement of their considerable evolution. It’s a story about our 70 years as a separate service, told through the lens of Airmen who have served every step of the way.  As we celebrate our 70th year as a separate service, let us look to the past and reflect on the barriers we’ve broken
  • Jungle Skippers: The 317th Troop Carrier Group in the Southwest Pacific and Their Legacy

    This study examines the 317th Troop Carrier Group’s experience in the southwest Pacific during World War II to identify its long-term effects. The work focuses on the 317th's role in two specific events, the Battle of Wau in January 1943, and the airborne assault at Nadzab the following September. Each event highlights the combat airlift dichotomy of airland and airdrop. In airland, troops are moved by aircraft and disembark from the aircraft on the ground. In airdrop, troops are moved by aircraft and landed using parachutes. [Maj John D. Poole, USAF / 2017 / 107 pages/ ISBN: 9781585662708 / P-115] Read This Paper Now
  • Adapt or Fail: The USAF’s Role in Reconstituting the Iraqi Air Force, 2004–2007

    The US Air Force has not had much experience in helping to create an air force for a partner nation. Usually the partner nation would already have an air force and the requisite infrastructure, only needing better airplanes, more training, or additional spare parts for the equipment already on hand. In Iraq, however, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) officially disbanded the country’s air force and the other branches of its armed forces. During the transitional period pending the formal return of sovereignty to the Iraqi people, the CPA re-created the national institutions deemed essential, including a defense force. A handful of USAF advisors deployed to help the Iraqis reconstitute their air force in January 2004. This book summarizes the essentials of that complex sequence of events. This is a story about the ingenuity, flexibility, and perseverance of the USAF Airman-advisors
  • The Achievable Multinational Cyber Treaty: Strengthening Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

    The Achievable Multinational Cyber Treaty: Strengthening Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Col Mark A. Barrera, USAF  Developing cyber norms and institutions has been problematic due to the competing interests of the major state actors in the multinational environment—especially among Russia, China, and the United States—concerning information freedom and access. The author establishes the genesis of this debate and argues that the United States should move beyond it to the issue of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Addressing the escalating threats to our nation’s infrastructure and networks, the author recommends pursuing an international agreement singularly focused on securing critical infrastructure combined with improving national regulatory and legislative measures for cyber defense. [2017 / 35 pages / ISBN 9781585662661 /
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