In his letter, Moseley set down the “three major challenges” facing the Air Force. First is to accomplish assigned combatant tasks. Second is to preserve the strength of the force—its people. And, third is to “face the difficult task of operating the oldest inventory in the history of the United States Air Force.” Moseley pledged that his senior leadership “will work to break this vicious cycle.”
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.