Washington D.C.—Today, the Air Force announced preliminary details of its Management Headquarters Review. This review was initiated following the Obama Administration’s decision to arbitrarily cut all military headquarters budgets and staff by 20%.
“I continue to actively oppose any reductions in both civilian and military personnel stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,” said Congressman Mike Turner.
Prior to today’s announcement, Congressman Turner held an emergency conference call with Under Secretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning, to discuss the review and potential impacts to Wright-Patt.
“Under Secretary Fanning assured me that the most affected jobs at Wright-Patt would have the opportunity to transition to other available positions on the base. The final net impact remains unclear, but I continue to work closely with Air Force leaders to mitigate any and all negative impacts to the base,” said Congressman Mike Turner.
As part of the overall Management Headquarters Review, the Air Force will be reorganizing its Air Staff and Major Command (MAJCOM) structure.
“We were initially concerned about this reorganization effort; however, I am pleased to have received assurances that, the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) headquartered at Wright-Patt will remain a four-star billet,” said Congressman Mike Turner.
Additionally, the Air Force is announcing a drastic reorganization of its intelligence arm to include NASIC’s current parent organization, the Air Force ISR Agency (AFISRA). Today’s announcement includes a decision devalue AFISRA by moving it under the command of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC), headquartered at Langley AFB in Virginia.
“I was honored to lead a significant effort to ensure that NASIC was protected and uniquely valued in the reorganization.
I am proud to announce that after much determination, the Air Force has instead decided to elevate NASIC’s role by separating it from both the ACC and AFISRA command structures. Going forward, NASIC will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,” said Congressman Mike Turner.