Air Force

February 22, 2013

Exceeding standards, expectations must be daily goal

Capt. FUNMILAYO ARANMOLATE
56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Every Airman’s ability to go above and beyond what’s expected of him begins long before joining the U.S. Air Force. Along the way, we do it for spouses, family, friends, supervisors, community and maybe even ourselves. But is it done rarely, occasionally or often?

Whatever the answer, as Airmen we now must challenge ourselves to clearly exceed the standards and expectations of our leaders, fellow Airmen and ourselves at all times.

We have this opportunity daily by just acting in accordance with our Air Force Instruction. The AFI provides guidance on supervisor-subordinate relationships, conduct, courtesy, character, military bearing, training and fitness.

Many Airmen can recite the AFI. However, is the knowledge always applied?

Goethe stated “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Ask yourself the following questions.

  1. Do I supervise and lead as directed while enforcing standards at all times?
  2. Do I conduct myself in a professional manner with a good attitude at all times?
  3. Do I comply with customs and courtesies at all times?
  4. Do I comply with dress and appearance standards at all times?
  5. Do I hold myself accountable and communicate through the chain of command at all times?
  6. Do I complete required training and additional education at all times?
  7. Do I meet the fitness standards at all times?
  8. Do I actively adapt within changing environments at all times?
  9. Do I have an outstanding ability to perform assigned tasks at all times?
  10. Do I get involved with professional organizations at all the times?

It’s important to think about the responses to these questions. If the responses don’t clearly reflect exceeding standards and expectations at all times, seek mentorship and request feedback from leaders and fellow Airmen. Pursue additional education and membership in organizations for self improvement. Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Frizzell said, “Certain education and involvement activities are not required but highly encouraged to develop a well-rounded Airman.”

When you live by the Air Force core values, integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do, you clearly exceed standards and expectations.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman Devante Williams

56th FW has new mission

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, left, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, right, lithograph artist, present the new 56th Fighter Wing lithograph May 21 during the 56th FW change of mission cer...
 
 

Develop your replacement

Although it might be a hard pill to swallow in today’s self-esteem charged, participation-trophy society, we are all replaceable. I often say of the Air Force’s perpetual personnel moves, we are all transitional employees so we should subscribe to the “hit by a bus” theory of leadership development. In other words, if you don’t show...
 
 

Balance

It is obvious, since the beginning of time, society in general has become more and more advanced. Today’s Air Force is absolutely no exception. As Airmen our mission is simple — to fly, fight and win. However, when we look at the essence of what each one of us do in the Air Force, that...
 

 
Senior Airman James Hensley

A mother’s right …

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Marcy Copeland, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, closes a curtain to the nursing room May 13 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Luke Air For...
 
 

News Briefs May 29, 2015

Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiting Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. The event is open to all military and civilian service members...
 
 

35 senior airmen graduate ALS

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen May 14 from class 15-4. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Noah Bolton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jared Clark, 56th OSS; Jacob Gagnon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Rodney Yolangco, 56th OSS Commandant’s Award: Jared Clark, 56th OSS Academic Achievement...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin