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Title: Leading High Performing Teams Within U.S. Air Force Security Forces
Authors: Delfino Martinez-Trejo
Keywords: Security Forces
High Performing Teams
United States Air Force
Law Enforcement
Integrated Base Defense
Operational Leadership
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2022
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Human Resources;NPS-HR-22-201
Abstract: U.S. Air Force Security Forces, commonly known as the “defenders,” is the primary organization responsible for integrated base defense, law enforcement, and installation security worldwide. Although defenders have proven themselves capable, the challenging “no-fail” mission of Security Forces requires strong leaders focused on developing an organizational culture that builds a more professional force driven toward excellence. This research investigated the following: What are characteristics of high performing teams? How can squadron commanders develop a high-performance culture within their organizations? What are potential strategic, operational, and tactical level impacts? What are potential areas of concern that leaders must be aware of when shaping their organizational culture? The research also examined and compared the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement and U.S. Air Force Security Forces. The research discovered that leaders focused on developing an organizational culture that promotes and aligns with strategic objectives can expect to achieve greater success. Additionally, the research identified that both organizations have broad mission requirements that can benefit from promoting the following characteristics: flexibility, delivering a clear purpose, and building greater levels of motivation by promoting psychological safety. Collectively, this may improve the defender’s quality of life and strengthen the enterprise’s integrated base defense posture worldwide
Description: Human Resources / Graduate Student Research
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