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Default Air Force Logo Developing our Future Force
It has been almost six months since Teresa and I arrived at AETC. Since that time, we have traveled to a number of our AETC bases. Simply put, we are very impressed with the men and women throughout the command executing our mission. The breadth of our responsibility to recruit Airmen as well as to educate and train Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors,
0 6/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Thoughts on the present state of American affairs
When musket shots broke the silence early on the April 19, 1775, the American colonists on Lexington Green were presumably fighting only for their economic rights as subjects of the British crown. They had, to date, peacefully protested corrupt government, unfair taxation, and inadequate representation in the processes of government. The King
0 6/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo 236 years cultivates an Army that is disciplined and strong
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." George WashingtonWith the Army's 236th Birthday this June, celebrating the strength and discipline of our forces is synonymous to celebrating the poise and resolve of our Nation. As the US Army was born over a year before the
0 6/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo 10 helpful tips for long, successful Air Force career
 A few years ago, I read an article written for an Air Force base paper in England. It was written by captain in the Area Defense Counsel office. In it, he discussed, from his experiences, the top ten things an Airman could do to stay out of trouble. I've had the opportunity to command five different units and have found that advice to be spot on.
0 6/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo All roads lead to Goodfellow
 It's been18 years since the first time I entered the main gate at Goodfellow. As a young lieutenant, I was excited about the possibilities of a new career; abhorred by the austerity of West Texas, and obstinate against the possibility that Air Education and Training Command could teach me something I didn't already know. As a seasoned commander, I
0 6/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo Habit of Excellence
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." AristotleI am in constant awe of the talent we're bringing in to the Air Force. Along with our Army, Marine and Navy counterparts here at the Defense Language Institute, they are without a doubt representative of the top one percent our nation has to offer. They arrive
0 5/31
2011
Default Air Force Logo My best assignment, my worst assignment
I am currently working on my ninth assignment in the Air Force; some have been to what people consider great locations, others have been to places people try to avoid. At each assignment I always found people who either loved the location or hated it. Previously, I was stationed at Ramstein, Germany, a place some people spend their entire career
0 5/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Empowerment and its role in leadership
If the core values are the foundation that our military is built on, then leadership is the columns that support and raise us to limitless heights. An important part of effective leadership is empowerment. Empowerment means several things. It means having the ability to make decisions about situations, as they arise, and acting on those decisions.
0 5/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lessons in leadership
 As my time in command is beginning to wrap up, it seems fitting to think back on the past few years and consider the lessons in leadership I've learned along the way, so here they are, in no particular priority order and by no means all-inclusive ...1. Little things can make a big impact. Little things I've done throughout my time in command, like
0 5/09
2011
(Courtesy of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute) May celebrates Asian Pacific Islander heritage
Martial arts, sushi rolls, hula dancers and kimchee may be the first things that come to mind when some hear the term Asian or Pacific Islander. While the above is true, Asians and Pacific Islanders have contributed more to our culture and military than listed. In fact they continue to make so many contributions that every May is designated as a
0 5/04
2011
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