The RAF Eighty Years on from the Battle of Britain, by Kevin Billings
As we come upon the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies published a paper by Kevin Billings taking a look back and a look forward at the RAF 80 Years on from the Battle of Britain.
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to provide creative, insightful policy options that better empower our nation’s leaders by:
• Informing the national security debate,
• Educating about aerospace power’s unique role in securing America’s global interests, and
• Cultivating airminded talent.
Quite often this involves questioning established doctrine, organizational constructs, and operational concepts, asking whether there is a better way to meet desired goals. The Mitchell Institute provides independent, sound analysis outlining the right solutions in the aerospace domain to protect our nation.
Kevin Billings is founder and CEO of Legation Strategies. He is a proven executive with extensive experience in the strategic management of defence, energy and industrial organizations in both the public and private sectors. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as an Assistant Secretary of the United States Air Force where his responsibilities included the world-wide management and direction of the Air Force $38 billion installations, logistics, environment, and energy programs. His experience is multi-dimensional in terms of strategic management, international and domestic business operations, transformation and change management.
As part of his corporate experience he co-led a multi-divisional acquisition project and secured $1.5 billion in financing from international participants, developed a successful acquisition plan for a $2 billon energy company, and created a multi-functional marketing and US government operations business model for a global aerospace and industrial company headquartered outside the United States. Kevin is an Honorary Group Captain in the Royal Air Force and member of the 601 (County of London) Squadron RAuxAF, a Visiting Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Washington, DC and serves as a member of a number of corporate and nonprofit boards.