An overlooked aspect of leadership

One of the things I value from a leadership perspective is the ability of a leader to follow. Have you ever heard of the...

Respect … Mission Success!

As members of the Air Force, we all learn, know and live the core values every day while serving our great nation. “Integrity first,...

Pearls for leaders

At a prior assignment, I had the pleasure of putting together a leadership course for the medical group’s company grade officers. The focus was to...

How are you really doing?

A couple of years ago, in the midst of a difficult divorce, I struggled to have a good day. I was not a commander...

Generations of time: The oath of enlistment

It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but rewinding the clock 18 years—in the hot, summer sun of 2000—I had joined hundreds of other...

The time I was hit by a truck

On June 23, 2012, I was hit by a truck as I crossed the street in St. Louis, Mo. A white pickup truck ran a...

Where did all of the time go?

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflecting the past few weeks.  In doing so, I’ve evaluated where I am in my personal and professional...

Letter From a Survivor

Courtesy photograph by Capt. Tanya Wren Editor’s note: The following story includes references to an actual sexual assault that some readers, especially those who are...

It’s all about your attitude

You can either love what you do or hate it, but it all depends on your attitude. Colin Powell once said, “Perpetual optimism is a...

Airmen are always on the record, clock and red carpet

A few years ago, I happened to be scrolling through my Facebook account and came across a comment made by an Air Force staff...