For Immediate Release
October 18, 2010
Mitchell Institute to Release 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Inventory
Rebecca Grant to Present Mitchell Study on November 10, 2010
Arlington, VA – For the first time, a database of the full aircraft inventory of the Air Force will be released.
Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, recently announced the forthcoming publication of a Mitchell study, “Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Inventory.” This informative 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.
“Downsizing USAF: A 50-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Inventory” will be released at 9:30 a.m., 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 Consulting.
- 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 Corporation.
Rebecca Grant is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost air, space and cyber power analysts, 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. In 1995, she founded IRIS Independent Research and served as its president. Since 1996 she has written extensively for AIR FORCE Magazine. 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.
For media registration, please contact Merri Shaffer at (703) 247-5847 or e-mail MShaffer@AFA.org. Let us know if you will need parking. AFA, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, next to the Key Bridge Marriott, has available parking and is readily accessible by Metro’s Orange and Blue lines at Rosslyn. The presentation will be in AFA’s fourth floor boardroom.
The General Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, founded by the Air Force Association, seeks to honor the leadership of Brig. Gen. William Mitchell through timely and high quality research and writing on airpower and its role in the security of this nation.
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