AIR POWER INSTITUTE
Fernando Air Base, Lipa City Batangas
Cell Phone No.: 0906-
Land Line/ Fax No.: (043) 774-
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Since its inception, the API’s evolution has been full of challenges and opportunities. The Institute traces its roots from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Law, which laid down the groundwork for Doctrine Manuals Development for the entire AFP. As an off-
In 1995, Republic Act 7898, otherwise known as the AFP Modernization Law, was enacted with five components, namely: Organizational Development, Materiel & Technology Development, Bases Development, Human Resources Development and Doctrines Development. Doctrine Development is the fifth component that is the fundamental basis for the four other component areas.
Since then, doctrines development has been a catchphrase in the AFP. The modernization law speaks of formulating realistic and integrated approaches for the generation, evaluation, consolidation, and formalization of doctrines. It also sets the tasks in the conduct of periodic review of promulgated doctrines through the conduct of field application, testing and exercises. Further, it lays down the guidelines on how these doctrines shall be disseminated within the military hierarchy.
With the doctrine development thrust, there have been so many efforts to move forward but they were not fully carried out as intended. During the AFP Day celebration on 21 Dec 2001, no less than the Commander-
Despite the set structures and goals, there is still a need to redefine and reinvigorate the strategies of the AFP pertaining to doctrine development. There is a mandate to push it in conformity with the given process. Basically, it needs updating, revision and formulation based on its own experiences, capabilities, resources and limitations and other factors in its operating environment such as theories and technology. The AFP, thus, assigned the responsibility of doctrine development to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training, J8.
Doctrines development was initially ascribed to the PAF Office of Special Studies (OSS). The Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (AC of AS) for Education and Training, OA-