Commentary

December 7, 2012

AF diversity strategic roadmap: A guiding light

by Lt. Col. Patrick Clowney
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The second edition of the U.S. Air Force diversity strategic roadmap was approved and released Nov. 19, by Daniel B. Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

The roadmap establishes the Air Force’s diversity strategic foundation, serves as a guide post for all Air Force diversity initiatives and outlines the Air Force’s strategic, operational and tactical diversity efforts.

It’s the result of several months of collaboration between the Air Staff, major commands, Air Force Personnel Center, field operating agencies and direct reporting units. All major command vice commanders and Air Staff directors concurred with the final version, reflecting a total commitment from Air Force leaders at every level.

The diversity strategic roadmap promotes the following five Air Force diversity priorities:

  • Institutionalizing diversity as necessary to mission success
  • Attracting high quality, talented, diverse individuals to consider service in the United States Air Force, in uniform or as civilian employees
  • Recruiting high-quality, talented diverse individuals to serve with the United States Air Force in uniform or as civilian employees,
  • Developing a high-quality, talented and diverse total force
  • Retaining a high quality, talented and diverse total force

I believe, each priority has associated goals, actions and measures of performance and are intended to provide the strategic direction necessary to move the Air Force forward in key areas essential to ensure success.

The revised Air Force’s Diversity Strategic Roadmap is another step in truly growing and weaving diversity and inclusiveness into the culture and fabric of the Air Force.

However, the successful implementation and execution of this roadmap requires a devoted commitment from every Airman to acknowledge, comprehend, appreciate and embrace the strategic, operational and tactical imperatives of diversity and inclusiveness.

“The greatest strength of our Air Force is our Airmen! The greatest strength of our Airmen is their diversity,” said Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force. “Each of them comes from a different background, a different family experience and a different social experience. Each brings a different set of skills and a unique perspective to the team. We just don’t celebrate diversity…we embrace it!”

A roadmap is posted at http://www.af.mil/diversity.asp and MyDP under the force development tab.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath

Local organization donates packages to March troops

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Nora Shaw, project coordinator for Sariaya Association of California, puts the final touches on a care package prior to it being sent to deployed servicemembers from March ARB. Deployed service me...
 
 

‘Tis the season to drink responsibly

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks...
 
 

Good cyber security habits essential during holidays

With so many new methods for cyber theft, it’s important to remember to take extra steps to protect your bank accounts and money this season, as criminals look to take advantage of the increased spending activity. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your identity and your wallet. Here are some tips for...
 

 

Shop and donate wisely this holiday season

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently issued tips on how Californians can protect themselves from identity theft and make the most of their charitable giving throughout this holiday season. Tips for safe shopping: Review your bank and credit card statements frequently for unusual and unfamiliar transactions. In the event of a security breach involving...
 
 
HBI--strength-training-getting-started

Build a better body through strength training

Strength training, also called weight training, boosts your metabolism by adding lean muscle, helping you lose weight and keep it off. It can also prevent diabetes, fight aging, keep your bones strong, protect your memory, lowe...
 
 

Air Force Fitness Management System slated for upgrade

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who want to maintain copies of their pre-July 2010 fitness records need to access the Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS) and save or print their records by Dec. 30, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Dec....
 




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