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Command Chief's Commentary

  • WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

    Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world right now. From daily increases in COVID-19
  • Readiness or Resilient Leaders... Which Takes Precedence?

    Reserve Citizen Airman Family, Last year was a tough one for us, as we had to grapple with several natural disasters that limited our ability to train and equip, which had a direct impact on readiness.
  • TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

    Events with COVID-19 are moving rapidly, but as the boss said - taking care of our Airmen and families is job #1.
  • A Snapshot of Changes on the Horizon

    With the recent release of the Air Force Reserve Command E8/E9 Command Key Personnel List and the AFRC Chief Screening Board results, this is a perfect time to expand on my second line of effort I discussed in a previous Citizen Airman commentary: Deliberate talent management.
  • The Command Chief's New Year's Challenge

    Season’s greetings Citizen Airmen! First off, the boss and I want to say thank you. Thank you for
  • Resilience tactical pause: It's OK not to feel OK

    As you are probably aware, the chief of staff and the chief master sergeant of the Air Force directed all units to institute a tactical pause to address the suicide problem affecting the Total Force.
  • Enhancing trust is the first step to reforming the organization

    In my last commentary, I rolled out three individual lines of effort – comprehensive readiness, deliberate talent management and enhancing organizational trust – to align with our strategic priorities. Today, I want to focus on LOE3, enhancing organizational trust.
  • Enlisted force lines of effort will help us meet strategic goals

    Since being selected as the command chief, I have been routinely asked about my focus areas for the enlisted force. At first, I was a little hesitant to establish focus areas because our priorities of prioritizing strategic depth while accelerating readiness, developing resilient leaders and reforming the organization have been clearly defined by our commander, Lt. Gen. Scobee.
  • It’s Been an Amazing Journey

    As I reflect on my career and prepare for retirement from my beloved Air Force Reserve, I am so
  • Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Embrace Change

    I welcome change with a vision of understanding that change will bring a positive transformation in the way we define leadership. Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
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