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CSAF visits Hurlburt Field

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  • By Staff Sgt. Brandon Esau
  • Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., visited Hurlburt Field and Air Force Special Operations Command, April 4. 

The visit familiarized Brown with AFSOC’s Force Generation Model to include Mission Sustainment Teams, Aviation Special Operations Task Units and Special Operations Task Groups. 

“This model is allowing AFSOC and their Airmen to step back, re-evaluate force posture and create next steps the command can take in any future conflicts,” Brown said. “We, as a force, have been executing the same mission sets for the last 20-plus years, but the strategic competition we find ourselves in now is forcing us to find new ways to operate in any environment.” 

Brown also had the opportunity to have lunch with 10 Airmen and conduct a sensing session to identify challenges and areas in which the force could improve. 

“I will continue to echo AFSOC’s mantra of ‘Airmen are our competitive advantage,’” Brown said. “Whether we continue to be successful now, and into the future, will only be accomplished if we prepare both our enlisted and officer Airmen for what is on the horizon." 

“The continuous, deliberate development of our Airmen, and the innovative ways we are modernizing the way we fight, will allow for the force, in partnership with the joint force, to win the day — each and every day.” 

At the conclusion of the visit, Brown said that strategic competition is here, and will continue to be here, so we must continue creating dilemmas for our adversaries in any way possible. 

“What I’ve seen here at AFSOC is that our Air Commandos are changing the way they fight at an accelerated pace because that is what our nation needs at this moment in time,” Brown said. “I know that we will continue to be the world’s most preeminent fighting force because of the hard work and dedication our men and women do here and around the globe.”