Running Head: ORGANIZATIONAL AUDIT 1 The United States Air Force Organizational Audit University of Maryland University College
ORGANIZATIONAL AUDIT 2 Introduction The United States Air Force is a branch of the Department of Defense in the United States of America. The Department of Defense is defined as “America’s oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation” [ CITATION Abo17 \l 1033 ]. The Department of Defense includes but not limited to the United States Army, United States Navy, and United States Marine Corps. The evaluation will focus on the United States Air Force (USAF) as a government organization. President Harry S. Truman created the Department of Air Force in 1947 by signing the National Security Act[ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. All functions assigned to the Army Air Force’s commanding general transferred and became the Department of the Air Force with the National Security Act [ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. The mission of the Department of Defense is to deter war and protect security of the United States of America by providing the necessary military forces [ CITATION Abo17 \l 1033 ]. The USAF maintains safety in the skies across the globe and contributes to peace on every continent. The detailed audit of the organization will be integral in the continued success in supporting other countries achieve peace. After the introduction, the audit will include a fact sheet of the USAF. The next section will evaluate the mission, visions, values, and goals and will lead into the strategy and objectives. Following the strategy and objectives will be strategy types and competitive advantages. Then observations of organizational size and structure, critical resources, and human resources, financial, technology, and major physical assets will occur. The strengths and weaknesses of the USAF will come from examination of the leadership governance and management. This will emphasize the learning and change required in the organization to be prosperous through recommendations that will be in the conclusion.
ORGANIZATIONAL AUDIT 3 Fact Sheet The National Security Act of 1947 created the United States Air Force as directed by President Truman[ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. The USAF is a public federal government organization headquartered in the Pentagon [ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. The focus of the USAF is superiority through air, space, and cyberspace. Several sub-organizations comprise the USAF and include the major command, numbered Air Forces, field operating agencies, direct reporting units, and wings which are the basic unit of the Air Force[ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. The major command is organized on a functional basis in the United States but organized based on geographical location outside the United States[ CITATION The06 \l 1033 ]. The major commands that comprise the USAF are Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Reserve
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