(107.) General Bruce Carlson, "Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force Smart Operations
for the Twenty-first Century," Air & Space Power Journal, 20, No 4, 7-12, [Online] Available: http://www.
"Thinking and Fighting as an Enterprise: The Culture of Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st Century" (part 2 of 2).
Letter to Airmen: Air Force Smart Operations
21, 8 March 2006.
Regarding the first insight--servant leadership--Maxwell's belief that leaders should serve the needs of their followers instead of expecting their followers to serve their needs parallels the Air Force's second core value of "service before self." The second insight--a leader's willingness to shift from what has always been done to what should be done--lies at the heart of the Six Sigma and Lean process-improvement concepts inherent in the Air Force's new initiative known as Air Force Smart Operations
Michael] Moseley and we established an Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st century program--which is longhand for AFSO21.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is adopting lean under the Chief of Staff's Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st Century initiative.
During an Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st Century event, AFRC inspector general officials developed an idea for a standardized tool that everyone within the command can use to assess their level of compliance.
Bob Foley, the chief of plans and programs for the 309th AMARG, supervised the group's Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st Century efforts.
(100.) Harem, "Thinking and Fighting as an Enterprise: Building the Culture of Air Force Smart Operations
for the 21st Century," 19.
"We've successfully demonstrated this and are looking at implementing it at Luke [AFB] and other fighter training bases as an Air Force Smart Operations
[for the 21st century] initiative."
(12) In addition, Secretary of the air force Michael Wynne introduced Air Force Smart Operations
21, a program designed to improve processes and reduce inefficiency.
The key to this is Air Force Smart Operations
, the 21st century initiative that we call AFSO 21 in our Air Force.