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  • Chief's View: My Focus in the Coming Year ...

    A new year means new endeavors and challenges. To prepare for the year ahead, I wish to share with you my three focus areas: team unity, team opportunities and team wellness. Team unity is centered on the mission, team opportunities are about force development, and team wellness is about caring for our people. I will address team opportunities and
  • Chief's View: Increased Predictability Linked to Higher Morale

    "Whether Reserve, Guard or active duty, when making proposed changes, we must be aware of the impact to our Airmen's lives and families. They are our most important resource."I offered this viewpoint in my opening statement during a recent hearing conducted by the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. The commission also heard from
  • View From the Top: What Doesn't Change in Changing Times? Your Dedication

    The year 2013 was a fiscal roller coaster with continuing resolutions, sequestration, furloughs and a government shutdown. Although the future is unpredictable, the ups and downs are probably not over. Tough budget challenges will likely continue in 2014.The future of the Air Force Reserve will be shaped by these budget decisions.Influencing the
  • Chief’s View: Servant Leadership and You

    After several months on the job, my greatest satisfaction comes from traveling throughout the command meeting our amazing Citizen Airmen. I am continuously motivated and energized by the outstanding work you do each and every day. The best way to ensure our success in the future is to continue developing our Airmen. Creating successful leaders
  • From the Top: Diligently Taking Care of Our People Remains a Top Priority

    When I began this job more than a year ago, I never foresaw the budget challenges we would face, from sequestration to furloughing our civilians and air reserve technicians. Few, if any, could have predicted this. As we continue to deal with budget challenges and keeping a tight watch on our programs, we must not lose sight of what matters most.
  • Chief's View: The Stronger the Individual, the Stronger the Team

    I'm honored and humbled to serve as your command chief. I appreciate the confidence Lt. Gen. Jackson has in me and look forward to working with each of you.As a career Reservist, I was elated to be selected as command chief for the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and even more honored to be selected as command chief for the 482nd
  • From the Top: A Team of Leaders at Every Level

    I'm pleased to welcome the new command chief master sergeant of Air Force Reserve Command, Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, to our leadership team. He brings 25 years of service, experience and leadership to this important position.I'd like to start with a story that demonstrates his character and servitude. Chief Kirksey had been on the job for
  • Guest Commentary: Working Together More Critical Than Ever for the Total Force

    Fellow Airmen:Since President Harry Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, Citizen Airmen have served our nation proudly. Originally conceived as a "standby" force for emergencies, today's Air Force Reserve is anything but on standby. More than 70,000 Reservists are fully engaged in our mission to fly, fight and win.The
  • From the Top: Keeping a Reserve-Work-Life Balance

    In today's fast-paced culture, a common expression heard is the importance of maintaining a healthy "work-life balance" between one's job and personal life. For Citizen Airmen, you are uniquely asked to maintain a "reserve-work-life balance" among your Air Force duties, employer responsibilities and everyday life.Keeping a reserve-work-life balance
  • Chief’s View: At the End of the Day, Ask Yourself Three Simple Questions

    Sixteen months ago, I started this journey as your command chief. At the end of every day, I find myself having an enormous amount of gratitude, admiration and respect for you, your families and the multitude of those standing behind you supporting all that you do.I have tried my best to support your goals, dreams and passion in our quest to defend

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