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Randy A. Kee, Major (S), USAF
AFIT/GMO/LAL/96N-4 November 1996
The views expressed in this graduate research paper are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.
The idea for this paper and my participation in the ASAM program comes from a true mobility expert and leader, Col (S) Frank Laras, 314/OG/CD-T. I am very grateful for his mentorship. I extend my thanks to my AFIT advisor, Dr Craig M. Brandt, the worlds best devils advocate. His challenging perspective made this a better paper.
I would also like to thank my principal content and issues advisor, Maj Jim Ogden, HQ AF/XOOOR. His expert opinion on the subject was extremely valuable and was key to enabling the paper to maintain a practical focus. I greatly value Jims wisdom and insight. Maj Len Murin, HQ USAF Doctrine Center, provided key inputs, that were useful in proposing future command and control relationships.
I wish to thank Lt Col Mark Schissler, HQ USAF Assistant CCE and 62 ALS/DO, for his outstanding assistance in connecting me to valuable research points of contact and guidance. A remarkable officer and a tremendous mentor, Mark has always provided superb guidance, faith and understanding. Additionally, I appreciate Col Tom Berry, Lt Col Dave Snyder, at HQ AMC, and Col (S) Jeff Northgraves, HQ ACC, for providing current materials. Thanks to Ms. Betty Kennedy, at HQ AMC/HO, who provided salient historical mobility issues. My thanks also to the critical reviews by Maj Bob Bruno, HQ AMWC and my former commander, 314 AW/CV, Col Larry Radov.
Lastly, I would like to thank my wife, Kim, and my children, Jeffrey, Kevin and Casey, for their encouragement and patience. Their faith and understanding were a tremendous help in the completion of this project and the ASAM program.
Randy A. Kee
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