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Title: JFACC Evolution-Kenney

Action: Present an image of Kenney to screen left, and show the following bullets as each is mentioned by the narrator:

Voice: During World War Two, General George Kenney’s leadership and organizational ability for air power employment have led many to call him the prototype of today’s JFACC. Initially, General MacArthur’s southwest pacific campaign consisted of delaying actions and withdrawals. In July 1942, the campaign’s nature changed when General George Kenney assumed duties as MacArthur’s air commander. Kenney’s vision, organizational skills, understanding of sister service operations, and personal relationship with MacArthur helped him take the offensive and set the pace for the overall joint campaign in the theater. Given complete and acknowledged command and control of all Southwest Pacific area Army Air Forces, Kenney reorganized, reallocated resources, streamlined logistics, and devised an air campaign that was the critical element in MacArthur’s island-hopping strategy. Equally important, General Kenney recommended Army and Navy operations that supported his air operations. Kenney’s familiarity with and competence in Army and Navy matters proved indispensable for planning and fighting joint campaigns.

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