Pride, professionalism, passion core to ethical maturity

We are asked to internalize the Air Force core values from the onset of our careers. And as we progress through the ranks, despite...

Improve relations from top down

“Commander’s intent” is a doctrinal term used in planning combat missions to communicate a desired end-state to subordinates. It describes a goal and timeline,...

Fighting for freedom costly

This past Veterans Day, I found it heartwarming and enlightening to feel the support from the local community, all the way from young children...

Chaplain’s thoughts … December 4, 2015

A letter to parents of Airmen Through the years I, as a chaplain, have received numerous phone calls from parents who were concerned about their...

Chaplain’s thoughts … November 20, 2015

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop As the father of three I love telling Aesop’s Fables to my children. One such story is...

10 characteristics describe servant leader

Servant leader is a phrase that was first used by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970 in an essay he wrote titled “The Servant as...

Show up, get involved, stay faithful to commitment

As an Airman at a new base, it can be confusing to figure out how to meet new people, develop yourself in your career...

Leadership … Are you up for the challenge

Leadership is often defined as the capacity to lead. Though this definition describes the actions of an individual in a leadership position, it does...

Lead the way: Be the spark to set fire

As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way. Stand tall, but not above everyone else. Do not tell people what...

The importance of mentorship

When I worked at U.S. Africa Command, the organization took steps to connect its member countries and cultures, to include referencing local proverbs during...

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