AFA Mitchell Hour - June 25
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Arlington, United States
The Air Force Association invites you to a 6/25 Mitchell Forum in which Kathleen Conley of the Institute for Defense Analyses will discuss “Operationalizing Mission Command—Leveraging Theory to Achieve Capability.” In an April 3rd, 2012 White Paper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey declared: “Our need to pursue, instill, and foster mission command is critical to our future success in defending the nation in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment.” Building upon General Dempsey’s vision, Ms Conley and her IDA colleagues are providing a lens to assist with operationalizing mission command doctrine to ensure that it enables effective command and control in an era where agility and decentralized decision making stand as critical factors for success. This promises to be a most interesting dialogue about a topic that is of extreme importance to top DoD leadership.
General Dempsey’s 4/1/2012 Mission Command White Paper: http://www.jcs.mil/content/files/2012-04/042312114128_CJCS_Mission_Command_White_Paper_2012_a.pdf
JFQ Article by Ms Conley Regarding Mission Command: http://www.ndu.edu/press/operationalizing-mission-command.html
Air Force Association Board Room, 4th Floor
1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209
Parking and Transportation
Free parking is available in the AFA garage.
Closest Metro Station is the Rosslyn Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)
Military: Uniform of the day
Civilian: Business Attire
For additional information,
Contact: Meghan McClelland
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The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies
The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. The Institute is based in the Washington, D.C. area.