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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, speaks about the new organization during a town hall meeting Sept. 11 at the Aero Club Hangar. Moore spoke about initiatives, challenges and working together under the new construct. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt)
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AFLCMC commander encourages working together

Posted 9/13/2012   Updated 9/13/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Patty Welsh
66th Air Base Group Public Affairs


9/13/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- During a town hall meeting here Sept. 11, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander emphasized to the workforce that we are all part of the larger LCMC organization.

"The neat thing is we are all one team now," Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II said, while talking about working with counterparts at other center locations. "There are no barriers to how we operate together."

During the presentation, Moore provided an update on the status of the center transition, and also spoke about some of the objectives, initiatives and challenges of the new organization.

The general began by providing the mission of LCMC: "To acquire and support war winning capabilities."

Emphasizing that the life cycle process is a new business model compared to what some organizations were doing in the past, Moore talked about total system integration and the need to incorporate product support.

"We have to re-grow the culture," he said, while acknowledging that the change probably wouldn't be as significant at Hanscom as for some other locations, as many programs here were already looking at products from a cradle-to-grave perspective.

Moore mentioned that with no more separate centers and all the program executive officers now part of this single organization, a key challenge is determining how work across the various portfolios can be done better.

"How can we best provide cost effective acquisition and product support?" he said. "We need to be one integrated team with unity of purpose and efficient processes."

Moore added that LCMC also offers an opportunity to improve upon support to the warfighter.

"We have to do everything within our power to ensure the warfighter never loses the combat edge," he said. "We have a golden opportunity within the organization to get that right."

"Best of breed" is a term that the general uses regarding efficient tools and processes, and he's pleased when he sees team members across the enterprise using a common solution. He also mentioned the term "geo-agnostic," referring to being able to respond to problems and challenges by working together without being in the same geographic area.

He said that as we approach initial operational capability on Oct. 1, details are still being worked to try to mature the center to be able to move to full operational capability by October 2013. Moore said he is "excited" to be part of building this new organization and he asked the workforce for patience.

"We know we didn't get it perfect on day one," he said. "Change is hard, but we're now moving on. This is a tremendous opportunity. I was proud of the former organizations, centers, ... but I want this organization to be better."

He reminded the personnel of the significance of their work.

"Never forget that what you do is important," Moore said as he paused to recall what happened on the date in 2001. "A lot has happened in the last 11 years. People depend on us."



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