Improving How the Air Force Develops High-Potential Officers
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Unlike industry where a company can bring in senior leaders at any time, USAF senior leaders are a product of more than 20 continuous years of deliberate career development. Therefore, young officers who are thought to have the potential for senior leadership must be identified early in their careers and vectored to the right opportunities. How these officers are identified, assessed, and developed is not well understood by most of the USAF.
This article is published as Nolan, S.T. and Overstreet, R.E. (2018). Improving how the Air Force develops high-potential officers. Air & Space Power Journal. 32(2), 21–36.