Vice chief of staff extends AEF office charter

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The vice chief of staff of the Air Force extended the charter of the office of the special assistant for air and space expeditionary forces through March 2004.

In a Nov. 12 memo to commanders of all major commands, Gen. Robert H. Foglesong said the arrangements made in the secretary of the Air Force's May 21 memo originally establishing the office would be continued through that time.

Dr. James G. Roche stated in the May 21 memo that the special assistant will reinforce the focus on the Air and space expeditionary force construct, improve outreach to the office of the secretary of defense and other external agencies on related topics, and increase the visibility of issues and concerns.

The organization, headed by Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Peppe, works closely with the AEF Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to review, clarify and publish AEF policy and guidance.

Issues currently facing the organization include AEF rotation policies and stressed career field manning.