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The Air Force Materiel Command mission and vision are fundamental to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) achieving critical priorities. We develop, deliver, support, and sustain war-winning capabilities to ensure our Nation’s competitive advantage.
We exist to deliver integrated materiel capabilities to the warfighter. To effectively conduct our mission, AFMC’s Airmen must embrace and amplify our warfighting culture. Our culture is critical to accelerate change, enhance delivery of our capabilities, and connect every AFMC Airman directly to the mission. This warfighting culture drives us to sustain the legacy force, deliver the future force, and seek enterprise solutions to maximize the readiness and lethality required to become indispensable to our nation and disruptive to our adversaries.
This strategic plan focuses AFMC’s Airmen and collective resources around our clear mission, vision, and four Lines of Effort (LOEs). All Airmen in our Command should know where we are going, how we will get there, why AFMC’s mission is vital to the Air Force and Space Force, and most importantly, where they fit in the overall strategy.
Together, as One AFMC, we will focus on delivering integrated capabilities (the “what”), strengthening our team (the “who”), and revolutionizing our processes (the “how").
Our Mission: Powering the world’s greatest Air Force… We develop, deliver, support, and sustain war-winning capabilities.
AFMC’s responsibility to organize, train, and equip, in full support of and alignment with the Air Force Operational Imperatives (OIs), provides foundational materiel development functions – research, development, test, sustainment, installations and mission support – critical to delivering war-winning capabilities to power the world’s greatest Air Force and Space Force. Our foundational materiel development functions will ensure our adversaries do not achieve goals that run counter to our interests.
Our Vision: One AFMC--integrated, collaborative, innovative, trusted, and empowered...indispensable to our nation, disruptive to our adversaries.
The Air Force succeeds with the people, processes, and materiel products we execute and deliver on behalf of the DAF. United and integrated internally across our six Centers, and externally with U.S. and Allied mission partners, our AFMC Team – civilians and uniformed service members – is a national treasure and strategic competitive advantage.
Joint doctrine defines a Line of Effort as the unity of purpose centralizing multiple tasks and missions behind a desired effect. Our four LOEs – deliver integrated capabilities, strengthen our team, revolutionize our processes, and amplify warfighter culture – coalesce to provide this unity of purpose for AFMC. Objectives, nested under the four LOEs, establish an anchor point for our Centers and headquarter two-letter organizations to propose and execute the measurable initiatives that, once accomplished, take us ever closer to our envisioned end state.
Deliver Integrated Capabilities drives integration of research, development, test, sustainment, support, and infrastructure to maximize readiness and lethality for each individual capability, and across all capabilities. AFMC will achieve this by sustaining the legacy force, delivering the future force, seeking DAF-wide enterprise solutions, and providing responsive support. AFMC has four objectives aligned under LOE #1.
Sustain the Legacy Force: Integrate all efforts within and across our Centers by working together as One Team to ensure the current force structure is ready anytime and anywhere against any adversary.
Deliver the Future Force: Create future threat-informed capabilities that deter and disrupt our adversaries using integrated intra- and inter-center One Team approaches.
Seek DAF Enterprise Solutions: Through intra- and inter-center integration and coordination, deploy DAF enterprise solutions to the maximum extent and defer to unique solutions only when necessary.
Provide Responsive Support: Deliver AFMC materiel capability and combat support when needed for warfighting and humanitarian surge requirements.
Strengthen Our Team involves advancing the professional and personal development, retention, resilience, and innovation of our workforce so every AFMC Airmen and Guardian can achieve their full potential. AFMC’s people are highly skilled and motivated teammates who represent a wide range of expertise and ranks or grades. It is important to build full potential Airmen and Guardians, entrust decisions to lower levels, and develop next generation leaders to successfully strengthen our team.
AFMC has four objectives aligned under LOE #2:
Develop Leaders: Develop leaders able to create an environment where team members can professionally and personally thrive.
Entrust Decisions to Lower Levels: Push responsibilities and decision-making to trained-and-ready lower levels within the command chain and empower our people regardless of rank or grade.
Build Full Potential Teammates: Provide intentional opportunities for uniformed and civilian team members to achieve their professional and personal goals, removing barriers concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Bolster Accessions and Retention: Embed our cross-cutting attributes into our accessions and retention processes for world-class, end-to-end personnel management.
AFMC’s processes are critical and enable our mission execution, assuring development, delivery, support, and sustainment of war-winning capabilities. To revolutionize our processes, AFMC must implement internal Enterprise Solutions and Digital Materiel Management in support of mission execution and the warfighter. The concept of One Team was introduced in LOE #1 – revolutionizing critical processes provides the “how” to support the warfighter by functioning as one business enterprise with standardized, repeatable, and scalable processes enabled by digital methods and tools.
AFMC has two objectives aligned under LOE #3:
Build One AFMC Business Enterprise: Inculcate internal processes that activate innovation, speed, strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and coordination in AFMC’s ability to deliver capabilities on relevant timelines in spite of fluid threat environments.
Employ Digital Materiel Management: Ensure critical processes employ digital methods across the entire lifecycle – from invention to retirement – for both warfighting capabilities as well as installations and mission support capabilities.
Amplify Warfighting Culture involves focusing the materiel enterprise on delivering capabilities and services in support of operational execution and deterrence. It is imperative to connect every AFMC Airman and Guardian to the mission. AFMC must always be a trusted partner to all internal and external stakeholders.
AFMC has two objectives aligned under LOE #4.
Connect to the Mission: Ensure every team member and unit understands their role, value, and connection in materiel capability delivery to the operational units we support.
Be the Trusted Partner: Drive toward the speed of trust with one another, the warfighter, industry, and our mission partners.
Our Nation and our Department of the Air Force rely on the Air Force Materiel Command to deliver war-winning capabilities, project power to deter our adversaries, provide sustained combat support, equip mission partners, build infrastructure, and develop technological solutions for future readiness.
This Strategic Plan, through four lines of effort, will guide AFMC to ensure continued success against the pacing challenge posed by the People's Republic of China, and other challengers, across the ever-evolving continuum of conflict. As One AFMC, will will press forward and power the world’s greatest Air Force to fly, fight, and win…airpower, anytime, anywhere!