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  • Chief's View: Reflections from a memorable first year

    Reflecting on my first year as the command chief and the newly named senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, I feel honored to represent the more than 56,000 Reserve enlisted Airmen who continue to support global operations. The Air Force Reserve could not accomplish the mission without you. I want to share some highlights of
  • From the Top

    In the February issue, I discussed Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy’s story about the angel who learned three truths about life. I left you with some questions to ask yourself regarding your leadership style. Today, I want to share my thoughts on how to be an effective leader. Effective leaders are servant leaders. These leaders understand life is not
  • Chief's View

    Q: What work or personal experience had the most impact on your career?A: As an immigrant from Guatemala, becoming an American had a humbling impact on my life. I’ve been thankful to call America home since the age of 12. Now I share in the honor of being able to defend it. My experiences, good and bad, are a testimony for every American. When you
  • From the Top

    The fundamental question we have to ask ourselves every day as Reserve Citizen Airmen is, “Are we ready?” Are we ready to respond within 72 hours and provide combat-ready forces to fly, fight and win?I believe it is critical to understand what it means to truly be ready, and it’s vitally important to hear it from your leadership. Chief Master Sgt.
  • From the Top

    “If serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you.” — Anonymous Q: What does leadership mean to you? A: As we begin 2017, I would like to share a few thoughts about leading people. The bottom line: Leadership is about influence. You influence by serving others. Leo Tolstoy, a Russian novelist known for “War and Peace,” wrote a story called,
  • Chief's View

    Q: What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it? A: No one likes to talk about failure. Everyone has been unsuccessful at some time in his or her life. What matters most is how you deal with that failure. First, I won’t say it’s my greatest failure, but I learned the most from my experiences as a young girl. Growing up I was given
  • From the Top

    Q: What is your vision to shape the force for the future?A: The Air Force Reserve, along with the rest of the Department of Defense, is entering a challenging and extraordinary time in the history of the United States. We are the smallest and leanest force we’ve ever been, operating day in and day out around the world. We have been challenged with
  • Chief's View

    Q: What motivated you to pursue or accept this new position? A: This position is an opportunity to provide a voice for the Airmen. With an operational background, I felt I could provide Air Force Reserve Command leadership a perspective from the ground level and represent our Airmen and their concerns/issues, passing along an Airman viewpoint and
  • Chief's View

    Q: What is your most meaningful Air Force assignment so far and why?A: My current assignment as the command chief of Air Force Reserve Command is my most meaningful assignment so far. I say that because this assignment has given me the opportunity to serve our command on a variety of platforms and has opened unexpected doors for me to represent our
  • From the Top

    Q: What is your most meaningful Air Force assignment thus far and why?A: My most meaningful assignment is the one I am in right now as your chief and commander of Air Force Reserve Command.I say this not for the reasons many of you may be thinking, but because I view every job I have had as the most meaningful job I have had the pleasure to serve

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