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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jan 23, 2020

Guest Speaker Discusses Information Dominance and Future Goals

In January, Col. Gavin P. Marks, USAF, commander, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, spent time with the Greater Omaha Chapter discussing what's important to the 55th Wing and where they are going as an organization. Col. Marks took command in June, and he commented he wasn't completely ready. He didn't appreciate the truly global nature scattered throughout each of the wing's missions, since they are literally all over the globe. Col. Marks talked about how their mission received a small tweak when they added the NC3 piece because of its significance to the warfighter every day of the year. Col. Marks discussed their vision to develop information dominance. In turn, this will allow them to exploit, alter, and delay our adversaries' access to information. He added they need to do this better with greater lethality. Col. Marks talked about the significant impact of the flooding from March 2019 and the damage experienced at Offutt. To get back on track, three priority areas were established: 1) to revitalize their combat capability and lethality to establish a decisive advantage in combat; 2) to evolve across many fronts and combine resources for more integrated effects; and 3) to develop our leaders, which cuts across all ranks. Col. Marks concluded by stating, "No problem in life has just one answer, and one answer will not solve every problem."

Event Photographs:

Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president (l), shakes hands with Col. Gavin Marks, USAF, commander, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Marks was the speaker for the January luncheon and received a Greater Omaha Chapter coin for addressing the chapter.
Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president (l), shakes hands with Col. Gavin Marks, USAF, commander, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Col. Marks was the speaker for the January luncheon and received a Greater Omaha Chapter coin for addressing the chapter.

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