There is too much waste in the form of non-value added steps involved to enable rapid deployment execution. This distracts commanders from their focus on mission generation.
a. Generate Sorties: Significantly impacted by manpower availability. This factor is compounded when combined with pre-deployment requirements, appointments, and processing lines.
b. Mobilization of Forces: URSUS has the potential to change the Air Force mindset on how we mobilize forces to support Combatant Commands. This effort will help to redefine our tactical doctrine and develop an agile deployment process to maximize contribution to national defense while redefining our readiness model and organizational metrics. Additionally, it will allow installations to react quickly to TFPDD timeline requirements by making operations from WARNORD to wheels up more efficient.
c. Logistics Roles to Effect: The Logistics Community is responsible for a large portion of the deployment process. Due to dated technology and processes, the community now accommodates to the mobility machine and not the customer performing the mission. URSUS is a cultural change that will require buy-in from senior leaders across the Air Force.