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Expansion or Marginalization: How Effects-Based Organization Could Determine the Future of Air Force Space Command

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  • By Edward B. “Mel” Tomme, DPhil

The Air Force Space Command is currently a domain-based organization: the command “does things in and through space.” Tomme argues instead for an effects-based organization, whereby missions are grouped according to similar effects rather than platforms and locations. Separating combat effects producers from combat support effects producers would create synergies of training and organization to produce a more effective and potent force. Under Tomme’s recommendations, the Air Force Space Command would become the linchpin for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance effects delivery for the nation. Tomme’s analysis of Space Command also has implications for the organization of the recently announced Air Force Cyberspace Command.


AuthorEdward B. “Mel” Tomme, DPhil
AU Press CodeAP-60
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