Improving manning in the Air Force’s ICBM wings and having the right skill levels at the right places are important to
rehabilitating the ICBM mission, said Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson,
head of Air Force Global Strike Command. “We want to be effectively
manned across the mission,” said Wilson during an AFA-sponsored talk in
Arlington, Va., on June 24. At the blessing of Air Force Secretary
Deborah James, AFGSC will increase its manning by some 1,100 positions,
said Wilson. This will include some 300 billets in security forces,
several hundred civilians, more personnel in maintenance, and proper
manning for a new helicopter group. The command is also looking at
acquiring better tooling for crew chiefs and revamping gear for missile
field security forces, said Wilson. (For more from Wilson’s talk, read Bombers Around the World and Normalizing ICBM Sustainment.)
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