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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
Default Air Force Logo Yes, We Still Teach Morse Code
One of the most frequent reactions I get about my job at Ft Huachuca is: "The Air Force still teaches Morse code?" Most people ask this question with an incredulous tone, since the Air Force typically concentrates on cutting edge technology and concerns itself with futuristic equipment. You can read in the newspaper daily about the sheer
0 5/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo When you can’t pay your bills
Recently we came close to a government shutdown and not receiving our paychecks for an unknown length of time. You should always be prepared for such an occurrence by knowing how to handle your bills and creditors when there is no paycheck coming in. This should apply to any situation where you find yourself short on funds, not just during a
0 4/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo Golden rule and professionalism lead to winning team
As I prepare for my change of command ceremony in July, I find myself looking back at the many successes we have had as an organization and what made those successes possible. Our mission of training the next generation of intelligence, firefighters, and technical applications specialists could not be accomplished without our people. The permanent
0 4/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo George Washington, Goodfellow, Women's History and Agent "355"
What do Gen. George Washington, Goodfellow, Women's History Month and a mysterious historical character known only as "355" have in common? I'm glad you asked.By the summer of 1778, the newly born America was in a virtual stalemate with the British. Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Gen. George Washington, looked to transform intelligence
0 4/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Money Habits – Fighting for Your Financial Future
 We all dream of the day that money is not a concern--that it will be there when we need it and in the amount that we need. Turning that dream into a reality is a daunting task unless you have a plan. And therein lies the problem--most of us either do not have a plan or don't follow the one we have. If we are not consciously following a plan, it
0 4/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo When the going gets tough
Let's face it, we live in a fast-paced, rat-race world. Life in the Air Force is no different. When our mission feels the effects of the hectic pace, we brand it "high ops tempo." It's characterized by increased demands and insufficient resources to accomplish all requirements. It exerts a toll--leaving our people stressed and an organization
0 3/31
2011
Default Air Force Logo Molding the clay
Over a career, each one of us has had people that have touched us both in positive and negative ways and molded and made us the NCO's and Officers we are when we get to this point in our lives. We've all studied Doolittle, Levitow, Day, Thorsness, Nicholas, Nimitz, Marshall. These are all names you know. Here a few that you probably don't know who
0 3/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo It Takes Two to Tango
Ouch! You're stepping on my toes! Sorry, but what do you expect? I'm not a professional dancer! Quit it! What? You got to go right! I'm going right! Not your right, my right. OK, I'm done dancing!This is not a scene from Dirty Dancing or Footloose. It's a painful memory from early on in our marriage. Usually, when things don't go according to plan
0 3/25
2011
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