RIGHT ATTITUDINAL MINDSET IS KEY TO OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS - CAS

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has stated that the operational successes recorded by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) cannot in themselves guarantee the transformational outcomes desired unless personnel possess the right attitudinal mindset. The CAS who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal Remigus Ekeh, made this known while delivering the welcome address at the 3rd Quarter Defence/Services Transformation and Innovation Meeting held at the Blue Room of Headquarters Nigerian Air Force. According to the CAS, “the most important and difficult change to achieve is the change in mentality of the members of an organization, hence the need to encourage a NAF culture that fosters leadership, education, organization, processes, values and attitudes that promote meaningful innovation.” He went on to state that it is only when change happens in the minds of people that it can be applied to the structures, processes, performances and results of an organization. Air Marshal Amao also revealed that to meet the requirements for transformation, the NAF has focused its energies on doctrinal development and application of airpower to provide the needed synergy for joint military operations. This focus, according to him, has resulted in the production of new doctrines in 10 areas of core competencies of the Service. Air Marshal Amao further noted that in the fight against insurgency and terrorism, where the need to win the support of the citizenry is paramount, the Armed Forces must exude an attitude that endears it to the civilian populace.

Air Marshal Amao also informed the gathering that the scale of training in the NAF has increased and deepened to emphasize the development of personnel’s capacity to bring about innovative solutions in the sustenance, serviceability and maintenance of air platforms, equipment and logistics support systems. This is just as there has been the conscious focus on improving personnel welfare to ensure that personnel are physically and mentally conditioned to discharge their responsibilities more effectively and efficiently. Central to these efforts, according to the CAS, is the imperative for mentoring and value-based knowledge development which has been at the fore in a bid to ensure that NAF personnel exude an attitude that is driven by experience, fact and conviction.

The meeting which had as its theme, “Attitudinal Change: A Panacea for Operational Ineffectiveness,” focused on finding ways to “review” the mindset of the most vital resource any fighting force has in achieving success – the human component. Specifically, the meeting laid emphasis on crafting ways to build and foster among personnel, positive attitudes that would have a cascading effect on their performance to the extent that such attitudes translate into effectiveness in the conduct of combat operations. A key highlight of the meeting was the presentation of a paper titled, “Attitudinal Change: A Panacea for Operational Ineffectiveness” by the President, Alumni Association of the National Defence College Nigeria, Air Commodore Darlington Abdullahi (Rtd). In attendance were Branch Chiefs from NAF headquarters, Chiefs of Transformation from Defence and Services Headquarters, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and some selected Directors and Unit Commanders from NAF Units nationwide.

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Ismail Muhammad

  • 1 month ago

That's a very nice speech sir,personnel welfare to ensure that personnel are physically and mentally conditioned to discharge their responsibilities more effectively and efficiently. Without these they will find it difficult to do the right thing.may Almighty Allah with his Mercy continue to protect and guild u sir.


Akpata O. Paul

  • 1 month ago

God bless the Nigerian Air Force and provide the with the required resource needed for the successful execution of their duties. May God's unfailing protection and guidance continually be with all operatives and staffs of the Nigerian Air Force as they work towards making Nigeria a better place for all.



Eyong Ben

  • 1 month ago

A very timely speech, reach in meaning. Always WILLING, ABLE n READY to make a change poise to affect the mindset of our citizens Positively. Long live NAF. Live Long the Speaker(CAS -Oladayo 4 NAF) for which a theme of great importance is slated focused on finding ways to “review” the mindset of the most vital resource any fighting force has in achieving success – the human component. to build and foster among personnel, positive attitudes that would have a cascading effect on their performance to the extent that such attitudes translate into effectiveness in the conduct of combat operations. Thanks for this piece of knowledge


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  • 1 month ago


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The importance of mentoring and value-based knowledge growth has been at the forefront of these efforts, according to the CAS, in order to ensure that NAF officers emanate an attitude that is motivated by experience, fact, and conviction. The meeting's theme was "Attitudinal Change: A Panacea for Operational Ineffectiveness," and it centered on figuring out how to "review" the thinking of the most important resource any fighting force has in attaining success — its people. The focus of the discussion was on devising strategies to develop and foster good attitudes among employees, which would have a cascade effect on their performance. Visit our game page with arknights tier list and fate/grand order pc.


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