(1) Collaborates with the Wing Commander and other group commanders to plan, develop and implement numerous long term plans to include: the Wing Strategic Plan (mission, goals, values, objectives, etc.), the Basic Master Plan (facilities), Communications/Computer Plan (infrastructure capabilities/update), the Vehicle Replacement Plan, Four Year Deployment Plan, Aircraft Modification Plan, Depot Input Plan, force management and recruiting/retention plans, weapon system conversions, base supplements to tasking operational plans, operational planning for Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF) participation, and others. Collaborates with the Wing Commander, other group commanders, and the HRO on major organization changes, and changes to Unit Manning Documents (UMDs) based on Logistics Composite Model (LCOM), etc. Serves as a key team member in the strategic planning process at the state and national level.
(2) Through subordinate functional supervisors, directs and supervises staff and production functions affecting very complex high performance aircraft with a wide variety of high cost, sophisticated systems, controlling approximately two thirds of base dollars. Determines goals and objectives for the Aircraft Maintenance Group. Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been accomplished by subordinate supervisors and organizations. Gives advice, counsel, and instructions to supervisors and subordinates on both general policy and administrative matters. Consults with subordinate supervisors and training specialists on training needs. Provides for employee development and training to ensure all assigned personnel and organizational entities are fully capable of performing their wartime taskings. Makes decision work problems presented by subordinate supervisors.
(3) Plans, organizes, schedules, controls, and directs all unit aircraft maintenance resources to meet mission requirements. Directs programs to ensure mission accomplishments and the optimum use of resources. In conjunction with the Operations Group Commander, directs the effective use of flying hours and training events to ensure the Wing can meet contingency and wartime taskings of the aviation element, as well as Expeditionary Combat Support (ECS). Through subordinate supervisors, manages aircraft maintenance activities. Ensures resources such as facilities, manpower, equipment, communications, technical data, tools, and parts as adequate to meet the unit peacetime and wartime mission. Supports audit programs within the group. Initiates a formal mentoring program for subordinates enlisted and officer members. Through subordinate staff, ensures a standardized formal mentoring program is established and tracked.
(4) Plans and schedules, controls and directs the use of all resources to assure timely, effective and complete support of mission requirements. Ensures all aircraft maintenance work meets the highest standards of airworthiness, and that attention is focused on the wartime tasking of the unit. Balances peacetime economy, readiness, and responsiveness to wartime taskings, resources, and survivability. Supports the Aircraft Maintenance portion of the Designed Operational Capability (DOC) statement of the unit and/or the Emergency War Orders (EWO). Serves as the primary aircraft maintenance representative on the Commanders Contingency Staff, providing guidance and suggested resolution to a variety of complex and time-sensitive situations.