This review of the types of organizations of the Air Force cannot answer all of the questions likely to arise in the course of an Air Force career.
A FOA performs field activities beyond the scope of any of the major commands. The activities are specialized or associated with an Air Force-wide mission, and do not include functions performed in management headquarters, unless specifically directed by a DoD authority.
NAFs are structured to perform an operational or warfighting mission, often oriented to a specific geographic region. A NAF is directly assigned operational units, such as wings, groups, and squadrons.
Wings now encompass both operations and support activities maintenance groups, mission support groupsand are usually one of three major types: There are two general types of groups: Squadrons are usually made up of two flights, a few hundred people, and eight to 24 aircraft.
A squadron is commanded by a captain to lieutenant colonel, though Lieutenant Colonel is the most common. Flight[ edit ] A Flight is the smallest official capacity in the Air Force and usually ranges from a dozen people to over a hundred, or typically four aircraft.
The typical flight commander is a captain with the flight NCOIC or "flight chief" typically being a master sergeant. Letter designations can be used, such as Alpha Flight, Bravo Flight, etc. Element[ edit ] Although not officially recognized, an element is well known to be the smallest unit in the Air Force.
Typically, a flight is broken up into 3—4 evenly distributed elements. The typical element leader is a lieutenant. There were both named and numbered divisions, mostly air divisions.
Recently HQ USAF gradually inactivated or redesignated divisions recently in an effort to encourage rapid decision-making and to create a more flat organizational structure without "middle management" units, and as such air divisions are rarely used.
Reserve components and auxiliary[ edit ] Air National Guard[ edit ] Main article: Established under Title 10 and Title 32 of the U. Code, the Air National Guard is part of a state's National Guard and is divided up into units stationed in each of the 50 states and U. The Air National Guard may be called up for active duty by the state governors or territorial commanding generals to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters, such as those caused by hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.
With the consent of state governors, members or units of the Air National Guard may be appointed, temporarily or indefinitely, to be federally recognized members of the armed forces, in the active or inactive service of the United States. Air National Guard of the United States units or members may be called up for federal active duty in times of Congressionally sanctioned war or national emergency.
This assignment governs command relationships within the Air Force chain of command. Civil Air Patrol[ edit ] Main article: In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions.
CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross.
The program is established as an organization by Title 10 of the United States Code and its purposes defined by Title These organization designations include:th Supply Chain Operations Group, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia History [ edit ] Activated at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield in June  as the Pacific Air Forces support organization for operations from the base, primarily the Strategic Air Command Young Tiger Task Force.
Air Force Organizational History The National Security Act created a separate Air Force and established a new service with an initial organizational structure built from its Army roots.
AIR FORCE SUPPLY SQUADRON CASE STUDY 1.
What effective leadership behaviors were exhibited by Colonel Novak? What effective leadership behaviors were exhibited by Colonel Novak?
Each unit has a cadet corps based on the Air Force organizational pattern of flight, squadron, group and wing. POC classes are small, with emphasis on group discussions and cadet presentations. Classroom topics include leadership, communication skills and national defense policy.
Oct 07, · With this in mind, the main goal of this work will be to analyze effective leadership behavior, after reviewing two specific case studies called “Air Force Supply Squadron” and “Consolidated Products.” This analysis will also be based on the effective leadership behaviors that were exhibited by Colonel Navak in the first case, what that .
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Posted 12/01/ th Training Squadron. 80th Flying Training Wing leadership Col. Russell D. Driggers Commander Official United States Air Force Website.