Study to focus on Airmen's time

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- A team, chartered by Lt. Gen. Richard Newton III, deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel, will visit 10 Air Force bases to study the numerous strains on Airmen's time in today's resource-constrained environment.

"We are at war and (operations) tempo is very high," General Newton said. "I've tasked the A1 (manpower and personnel) staff to go on the road to gain the vital perspective necessary to develop viable solutions for the field. A1 has the opportunity to implement positive change for commanders and Airmen by streamlining unit programs and administrative processes thereby enhancing commanders' ability to lead and execute their mission."

The team will visit Andrews Air Force Base, Md; Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; Spangdahlem Air Base and Ramstein AB in Germany; Peterson AFB, Colo.; Nellis AFB, Nev.; Travis AFB, Calif., Yokota AB, Japan; Kunsan AB, Korea; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

The team will meet with leaders at each location with a focus on additional duties, ancillary training, commander's programs, administrative support processes and personnel service delivery. It will be led by Mark Doboga, director of plans and integration for manpower and personnel, and will consist of members from the Air Staff, the Air Force Personnel Center and the Air Force Manpower Agency.

General Newton will share the results of this initiative with command staffs, functional communities and the Air Force's senior leaders to effect changes to policies and programs that will institute meaningful solutions for the field.