Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch,Â the incoming head of Air Force Materiel Command, told Defense News in an interview published Tuesday that software development and aircraft sustainment are some of the improvement areas he wants to focus on.Â He cited the serviceâs effort to build up readiness as well as software development initiatives.
âIâve got to get a lot smarter on sustainment. Itâs an area that I will have to grow and itâs an area that I need to learn,â said Bunch, who will assume leadership of AFMC on Friday, May 31. âWe have pockets and areas that are already doing great software development,â Bunch said. âThe sustainment center has three software and maintenance groups â¦that are developing software all the time. I think thatâs really good.â
He also discussed the importance of communicating with industry and the need for the serviceâs software developers, program managers and weapons testers to keep pace with the latest software development processes.