The 39th and 717th Information Operations Squadrons (IOS) received officials from Air Force Director of Staff, Total Force Integration (AF/DSI) for a Total Force Health Assessment September 9 – 12.
Over the course of the assessment, quantitative and qualitative methods were used to evaluate three primary areas of focus: costs and resources, partnerships and culture, and planning. The framework further segments these areas into primary attributes and sub-attributes for a comprehensive review of mission contribution.
“Assessment sounds a lot like inspection. This was not and did not feel that way,” said Maj. Megan Kell, commander of the 717th Information Operations Squadron. “The transparency of the AF/DSI team, the collaboration with our partner MAJCOMs, ACC and AFRC, as well as the work of the members made this assessment a success.”
Majs. Kimberley Shore and Thomas Gemuend took the role of association representatives for the 39th and 717th IOS respectively. For associate organizations, the assessment offers an outside perspective into recommended actions for better integration. The 39th Information Operations Squadron is part of the 67th Cyberspace Wing while the 717th Information Operations Squadron operates under the 960th Cyberspace Wing.