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Command Chief's Commentary

  • Embrace Change ... or Be Left Behind

    In this edition, the boss and I decided to touch on a very complex topic: change. Either you love it, hate it or just try to roll with it. It is a billion dollar industry with books, articles and podcasts all hoping to educate and coach us on how to cope, handle or even lead change. One thing is certain, if you don't embrace it and learn to evolve with the change, you will be left behind.
  • Resources for Developing Resilient Leaders

    Developing resilient leaders can be complex. There is not a single solution or program that can mass produce the caliber of leaders we need to win in a competitive environment.
  • RACIAL DISPARITY REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF TRUST

    During the holidays I spent some time reading the Air Force Inspector General’s report on the recent Racial Disparity Review. First of all, I want to thank every one of you who took the time to provide your input to make this review possible. More than 123,000 members of our Air Force family took the time to respond to the survey.
  • 2020: CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

    First, the boss and I want to thank you for all you have done throughout this historic year and what you will do in the coming year.
  • EVEN ON A BAD DAY ...

    As I reflect on the past year serving as your command chief, I can’t help but to think about all of the challenges we have faced together. By far, this has been one of the most challenging periods of my military career. Through good days and bad, I’ve learned more about myself as a leader and as a person while gaining a greater appreciation for our global contribution. Most importantly, I’m captivated by the resiliency of our Reserve Citizen Airmen. 
  • 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
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