Opportunities To Streamline the Air Force Headquarters Structure in the Pacific

FPCD-79-27: Published: Feb 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1979.

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In 1974, following House Appropriations Committee recommendations to reduce the Air Force command structure in the Pacific, the Secretary of Defense announced that Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces would be disestablished and other reductions would be made in Hawaii. The Air Force estimated that this decision would save $34 million annually plus one-time cost savings of $32 million.

Although some reductions were made, the Air Force did not disestablish the Headquarters. Opportunities exist for the Air Force to further reduce its management headquarters and related staffs in the Pacific. These reductions would achieve manpower economies consistent with a reduced force level and streamline the Air Force command and control structure in the Pacific.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Air Force should: (1) eliminate its headquarters in Japan and the Philippines; (2) reduce the staff at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces; and (3) consolidate, cut back, and/or transfer their functions and responsibilities to other commands as originally envisioned.

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