Accelerating Change for Rapid Global Mobility: Delivering Joint Force Success in the High-End Fight

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ARLINGTON, VA | March 27, 2021 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Accelerating Change for Rapid Global Mobility: Delivering Joint Force Success in the High-End Fight” by General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, USAF, Commander, Air Mobility Command.

Rapid Global Mobility underpins joint force global power projection. It is integral to joint force success across the competition continuum. Without a credible, interoperable mobility force capable of projecting and sustaining joint force combat power at strategically relevant speed, scale, and distance, the United States cannot compete in the modern world. To meet this requirement, Air Mobility Command is shifting focus to high-end adversaries, maximizing full-spectrum readiness across its core missions while expanding joint force capability and interoperability, and modernizing for the future battlespace. By accelerating the advancement of Rapid Global Mobility capabilities, Air Mobility Command is transitioning from an enabler to an indispensable maneuver force, ensuring the joint force can compete, deter, and win across the competition continuum both today and in the future.

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