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    The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire life believing the only perspective that matters is their own.– Doug BaldwinThis past month has been difficult – very difficult. As I write this, we recently learned of the 13 deaths in Afghanistan, the Delta variant is running rampant, we just got hit by Hurricane Ida, and

    The past 18 months have been taxing on each of us in unique ways. The pandemic and the frequent isolation associated with safety measures gave many of us time to reflect. With travel restricted and gatherings limited, I personally began to reassess my priorities and the choices I made along my own journey. As we start to resume some semblance of normalcy in our everyday lives, I want to capture some of those thoughts.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world right now. From daily increases in COVID-19 cases, political differences amplified during this election year and racial tensions driving change across our nation, this is an unprecedented and often difficult time for us all.Diversity, equality and addressing racial disparity are top priorities for
  • 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.

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

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