So, to expound a little bit...So, is this kind of a carve out from the 37th TRW? Does it just move all the BA TS under one more specialized Training Wing? ...and all still under AETC, I assume?
That has been in the works for quite a while. Called "Strategic Basing", once a command is established a "Center of Excellence" encompassing all facets of training for the career fields would make sense. Strat Basing sort of hit a wall a while ago and lost steam for a number of different reasons, but the short answer is yes, a consolidation for training of all AFSC's is being evaluated.They've got 11 facilities listed where they currently offer the training. Is the AF going to consolidate those and maybe make one or two special warfare training centers?
So, this is more in line with the move for all trained active duty forces of multiple AFSC's converging under the AFSOC banner. Some of the things I eluded to (single career field with shred outs, unilateral employment, multiple AFSC's) are in the works now and will happen soon-ish; I can tell you TACP as an entire career field (for now) is staying with ACC as the Air/Ground link between the preponderance of force request (Army) and the capability provider (Air Force).Is this also a sign of TACP coming under the fold of AFSOC, outside of just the 17th?
IIRC that was Col Brotchie's vision, problem is the non-ST careerfields will treat a ST assignment as career broadening, and you will see a constant rotation of people through the squadrons (if AFSOC/24 SOW don't create staff positions).I think (my opinion here) there should be a contingent of TACP, MWD handlers, EOD and select SecFo forces specifically screened, trained and equipped through the AFSPECWAR organization to provide attached/assigned force component combat support functions. The larger groups of those AFSC's can remain in their current command and just provide their best ISO AFSOC mission sets.
You fix that problem w SEI and skill ID codes and shred outs. This is one of those topics that’s more a 50m Target at the moment.IIRC that was Col Brotchie's vision, problem is the non-ST careerfields will treat a ST assignment as career broadening, and you will see a constant rotation of people through the squadrons (if AFSOC/24 SOW don't create staff positions).
Short answer yes; there are big changes coming to the COIEs and assessment/selection. I’ll throw updates out there as things get finalized- nothing is set yet and I have a good feeling I’m very close to the ground floor of all those discussions.I'm currently in AFSWDEV and I've heard rumours of a new selection that encompass all career fields (PJ, CCT, TACP) is this true?
Wow. A lot of interesting changes.The Air Force Elite reborn: Welcome AFSPECWAR - Specialtactics.com
A breakdown of the upcoming changes.
Yes, no more "GA". Branding is a really hot topic at the moment; there will be a new name encompassing all Operators (probably won't be "ST"; currently it's listed as "Weapon System X" and "Brand X" as a place holder in the documents).Wow. A lot of interesting changes.
In re: new weapon system under AFSOC, does this also mean GA will also be no more? If so, where does SERE fall under this new structure?