Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional)


Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional)
Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional)
Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional).png
Proposed Air Force Cyber Command emblem
Active In provisional status 2007–2008
Never officially activated as Major Command
Country United States of America
Branch United States Air Force
Type Proposed Major Command
Role Administration
Part of HQ United States Air Force
Garrison/HQ Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Nickname AFCYBER
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj Gen William T. Lord

Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional) (AFCYBER (P)) was a proposed United States Air Force Major Command that existed only in provisional status. On 6 October 2008, the Air Force announced that the command would not be brought into permanent activation, and that the cyber mission would be transferred, with the standup of the Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to Air Force Space Command.[1]

Contents

Overview

The development of AFCYBER was announced by the Secretary of the Air Force on 2 November 2006.[2] Originally designated to stand up around Summer 2007, but pushed back to late-2008, AFCYBER was planned to draw upon the personnel resources of the 67th Network Warfare Wing as well as other resources of the Eighth Air Force. It was planned to be placed under the command of Major General William T. Lord. Former Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne summarized the mission of AFCYBER:

The aim was to develop a major command that stands alongside Air Force Space Command and Air Combat Command as the provider of forces that the President, combatant commanders and the American people can rely on for preserving the freedom of access and commerce, in air, space and now cyberspace.[2]

On 14 August 2008, the Air Force made a statement about a pause in standing up the AFCYBER command, which was set for 1 October 2008.

The Air Force remains committed to providing full-spectrum cyber capabilities to include global command and control, electronic warfare and network defense. The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have considered delaying currently planned actions on Air Force Cyber Command to allow ample time for a comprehensive assessment of all AFCYBER requirements and to synchronize the AFCYBER mission with other key Air Force initiatives. The new Air Force leaders continue to make a fresh assessment of all our efforts to provide our Nation and the joint force the full spectrum of air, space, and cyberspace capabilities.[3][4]

On 8 October 2008, the Air Force followed up on its previous findings and decided to place AFCYBER as a Numbered Air Force within Air Force Space Command. On Wednesday, 19 August 2009, the 24th Air Force was stood up, following an environmental impact analysis as required by law.[5]

Leadership also decided to establish a Numbered Air Force for cyber operations within Air Force Space Command and discussed how the Air Force will continue to develop capabilities in this new domain and train personnel to execute this new mission.[1]

Bases in contention for AFCYBER Headquarters

This is the final list of Air Force bases that were in competition to host the Cyber Command headquarters, listed alphabetically by state:

On 14 May 2009, the Air Force announced that Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, "has been selected as headquarters of the 24th Air Force, the Air Force's downgraded version of its provisional Cyber Command."[citation needed] However, it was also reported that "continued separate armed services cyber operations exist under a cloud of uncertainty...in light of recent reports that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is considering creation of a multi-service Cyber Command to be based at Fort Meade, Md."[citation needed]

Proposed Organization

Wings

Groups

TBD

Lineage

The proposed AFCYBER emblem was based on that of the Strategic Air Command.

Upon formal activation, AFCYBER hoped to trace its lineage to the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Re-designation of SAC to AFCYBER would have resurrected a lineage that began in World War II and a heritage that embodies the Core Values of the Air Force: Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

The "recycling" of the SAC emblem was a source of controversy, as many veterans expressed the opinion that the historic and storied SAC emblem should simply remain a piece of Air Force history, and that the new Cyber Command should create its own emblem rather than try to piggy-back on the work of the venerable Cold War command.

See also

United States Cyber Command


References

External links


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