Sun, Nov 07, 2010
First Comprehensive Listing Of Aircraft Numbers Over The Last
Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for
Airpower Studies, recently announced the publication of a Mitchell
study, "Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft
Inventory." A database of the full aircraft inventory of the Air
Force will be released for the first time next week.
This report illustrates force structure trends for USAF aircraft
and helicopters covering the years 1950 to 2009. The report's
authors will also discuss implications for future defense budgets
and programs during a presentation coinciding with the release.
"Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft
Inventory" will be released at 0930, November 10, 2010, at the Air
Force Association's national headquarters in Arlington, Va. Dr.
Grant will present the report with the following speakers:
- James C. Ruehrmund Jr., retired Air Force Reserve colonel.
Ruehrmund holds masters' degrees in history and business
administration and is currently employed by Deloitte
- Christopher J. Bowie , Corporate Director of the Northrop
Grumman Analysis Center. Bowie holds a doctorate in history
from Oxford University and has held a variety of positions at the
RAND Corporation, the Air Staff and Northrop Grumman
Rebecca Grant is an air, space, and cyber power analyst with 20
years of experience in Washington, D.C. In the early 1990s, she
worked in the operations group of the Chief of Staff of the Air
Force, for the Secretary of the Air Force and for RAND Corp. Among
her Mitchell Institute titles are: The War of 9/11 (2005); Losing
Air Dominance (2008); The Tanker Imperative (2009); and Radar Game
and Value of Stealth (2010). Dr. Grant received a B.A. from
Wellesley College in 1985 and a PhD in international relations from
the London School of Economics in 1989.
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