Air Force ISR


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The Air Force ISR Agency (AFISRA) was redesignated Twenty-Fifth Air Force and assigned under ACC in September 2014.
The ability to understand enemies' intentions, find and fix targets, and mitigate threats to Air Force and joint war fighters is critical to achieving Air Force ISR operational objectives that enable mission success across the spectrum of air, space and cyberspace.
As a result, Air Force ISR is one of the most critical weapons we have at our disposal.
It is the first Air Force human intelligence or HUMINT detachment since 1995 and provides new means for the Air Force ISR Agency to accomplish intelligence missions.
During the development and maturation of Sentinel, appreciation of the reliance of joint and allied forces on Air Force ISR capabilities was growing throughout the Air Force as a whole.
Charged with transforming Air Force ISR as the new deputy chief of staff for intelligence, I divided the task into three areas: ISR capabilities, organization and personnel.
Air Force ISR has largely been conducted these past 20-plus years in a permissive environment.
The idea behind the concept entails building the maximum possible flexibility into these systems by ensuring that the ISR data they produce is compatible with both Army and Air Force ISR exploitation systems as well as Link-16 and Blue Force Tracker tactical data links.
He said the complexity of the organization left seams in ISR capability, unclear lines of responsibility and a lack of a clear advocate for Air Force ISR capability.
Air Force ISR is about helping leaders make informed decisions to maintain deterrence, contain crises, or achieve success in battle.
In his final Service assignment, he served as the first Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)-a position in which he was responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force ISR and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) capabilities.
ISRLOs are charged with solving the twofold problem of ground forces not effectively utilizing Air Force ISR assets and Air Force ISR operating squadrons not effectively pushing information to ground forces due to limited understanding of ground maneuver.
He leads more than 20,000 ISR officers, enlisted and civilians across the Air Force ISR Enterprise.
These studies would also offer a framework to support Air Force ISR planning, programming, and resourcing efforts.
Highlighted at this event will be many opportunities for professional development and growth as speakers cover an array of topics, including Space Command, Strategic Command, Pacific Air Forces and Air Force ISR.
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