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    In Major Overhaul, Air Force and Space Force Will Roll Out New Ranks, Training, Structure to Compete with China

    In Major Overhaul, Air Force and Space Force Will Roll Out New Ranks, Training, Structure to Compete with China

    AURORA, — In one of the most sweeping changes in their history, Air Force and Space Force officials are renaming, reorganizing and rethinking their services' structures so airmen and Guardians can be ready for competition with .

    The changes include bringing back warrant officers — a first reported by .com — as well as changes to training; all this was necessary as China prepares for war in the Pacific and, potentially, against the U.S. military, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said during a keynote address Monday evening at the Air & Space Forces Association's Warfare Symposium conference at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

    “We are out of time,” Kendall said. “Why do I say that? It's not that I enjoy sounding like a broken record. It's because, for at least two decades, China has been building a military that is designed, purpose-built, to deter and defeat the United States if we intervene in the western Pacific.”

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    Kendall, alongside Kristyn Jones, who is performing the duties of acting under secretary; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin; and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman, unveiled 24 different changes: 16 of them for the Air Force, five for the Space Force and three for the entire Department of the Air Force.

    Some of the changes are specific and short-term…

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