According to Roger Blanchard, assistant deputy chief of staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S Air Force, the service is approaching the implementation of the BRAC language in the context of the larger things that are happening to the Air Force across the institution.
"That means that we're going to do this in a way that helps the Air Force recapitalize and balance its portfolio," Blanchard said. "We're going to do this in a way that respects and preserves the mission capability of critical interim personnel center institutions. We're going to do it in a way that is deliberate, systematic, and we're not going to rush to judgment."
Blanchard, along with Barbara Westgate, Air Force Materiel Command executive director, is a co-chair of the Air Force Service Level Agreement Steering Group.
The steering group will include participation from a commander at one of Aiur Force Materiel Command's three air logistics centers, a senior level representative from a customer command and the executive director of the Air Force Personnel Center.
The steering group will define the required level of service for review and approval by Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, deputy chief of staff for Manpower and Personnel.
Service level agreement efforts will position the Air Force to implement consolidation efforts meaningfully, efficiently, and without degrading mission capability.
According to Westgate, it's important to understand what transactional services can move to Randolph Air Force Base versus those non-transactional activities that should be accomplished locally.
"Our working group has the experience needed to make that determination," she said. "Gen. Carlson is not going to let any servicing resources leave until we're sure our core mission will be supported adequately."