The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff (CSS) manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300. The increase in CSS manning ties directly to the Air Force chief of staff's first focus area — revitalizing squadrons. One of the first milestones of revitalizing squadrons was the reduction of additional duties for Airmen across the Air Force. A comprehensive review of duties under the direct control of the Air Force resulted in the elimination, reassignment, or reduction of 29 of 61 additional duties identified under Air Force Instruction 38-206, 'Additional Duty Management.' Any new positions will be prioritized by need across the Air Force.
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