By MS. LAUREN SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER
The Air Mobility Command (AMC) Commander, Gen Mike Minihan, released the 2022 AMC Strategy at the Spring Phoenix Rally focusing the command on what is needed to win now and in the future. The four-page document promotes Warrior Heart culture, readying the Minds, Bodies, and Crafts of Mobility Airmen knowing that “victory will be delivered on the shoulders of MAF [Mobility Air Force] Airmen, and victory starts now,” wrote Minihan.
Minihan set the tone in his opening letter, empowering MAF Airmen and their families to be “biased toward action, unencumbered by bureaucracy, and intentionally disruptive of the status quo.” He identified four mission imperatives the Command will focus on to be ready for peer conflict: Global Command, Control, and Communications; Navigation; Enroute under Attack; and the Tempo Needed to Win.
Minihan structured the strategy around four vectors: Develop Ready Airmen and Families, Advance Warfighting Capabilities, Project and Connect the Joint Force, and Ensure Strategic Advantage. The following points summarize the four vectors.
VECTORS FOR PERSISTENT RAPID GLOBAL MOBILITY (RGM)
AMC will develop, manage, and sustain Airmen with strong tactical and technical competency, a warfighting spirit, a high level of discipline, innovative mindsets, and a driven bias toward action. AMC will provide unmatched service and support to Airmen and their Families to ensure readiness and resilience.
Advance Warfighting Capabilities
The Strategy says AMC must take full advantage of existing capabilities in mobility and Joint Forces while investing in cutting-edge warfighting capabilities that are integral to winning today and in the future.
Project and Connect the Joint Force
AMC projects, connects, maneuvers, and sustains the Joint Force in and through increasingly contested environments and domains. To achieve this objective, AMC will identify, generate, employ, and command and control MAF combat capabilities at the speed and scale required across all mission areas so the Joint Force can compete, deter, and win.
Ensure Strategic Advantage
RGM enables the United States to project, connect, maneuver, and sustain combat power for strategic advantage. Strategic deterrence plus global posture and reach enabled by allies and partners ensure strategic advantage.
Minihan said he intends to win by providing unrivaled Rapid Global Mobility so the United States can fight anytime, anywhere despite restrictive fiscal challenges and tone-deaf processes and policies. Read the full Strategy at https://www.amc.af.mil/Portals/12/AMC Strategy cao March 2022/AMC Strategy 2022.pdf.