CSAF Vector 2010 provides direction for Air Force future generations Top priority is to continue to strengthen the Air Force nuclear enterprise The Air Force stands firm as a vital component of U.S. military power
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz releases his "CSAF Vector." (U.S. Air Force illustration/Nick Medrano)
by Janie Santos
Defense Media Activity-San Antonio
7/13/2010 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) -- The Air Force's senior military leader released his vision for the future in a recent CSAF Vector 2010 that outlined five priorities and the "way ahead" for Airmen to maintain these priorities.
"Our Airmen are responding to the nation's call with agility, innovation and expeditionary presence -- today, nearly 40,000 American Airmen are deployed to 263 locations across the globe," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said. "We've also demonstrated that modern warfighting isn't just about how many are 'over there.'
"Our deployed-in-place Airmen are indispensable to the day-to-day defense of our nation, whether they are tracking and dispatching bad actors at intercontinental range, maintaining constant vigilance from space, sustaining credible strategic deterrence, protecting networks, or patrolling the skies over the homeland," General Schwartz said.
In his "Vector," General Schwartz discusses continuing to strengthen the Air Force nuclear enterprise, partnering with the joint and coalition team for today's fight, developing and caring for Airmen, modernizing inventories and training, and recapturing acquisition excellence.
"Since I became your chief we have had to make some tough decisions, primarily focused on three challenges: restoring credibility to our nuclear enterprise, enhancing our contribution to today's fight, and recapturing acquisition excellence," he said. "As demanding as we will continue to be in those areas, I am pleased with the progress we've made to date; but also believe we must seize this moment and look ahead."
To read this Vector and other senior leader viewpoints, go to the information section on AF.mil.