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  • We are one team

    It is 4:45 a.m. and I turn the key to the ignition of my car, fire up the engine, shift the transmission into gear and make my way to work.
  • Innovation and the 21st century squadron

    Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk — two titans of industry who have impacted our lives and changed the way business is conducted in the 21st Century. While assigned at Air Force Space Command, I met both of them, and what resounded from each of their stories of success was the same: failure.
  • Wing Commander: “I encourage all LGBT members to lead fearlessly”

    In June 2015, I had the distinct privilege of hosting a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, called, “Color Our World with Pride.”
  • Impact of great leadership

    The 60th Comptroller Squadron holds its change of command June 28, where Lt. Col. Jared Mitchell relinquishes command to Maj. Andrew Wilkins. This time-honored military tradition brings reflection and optimism about where we’ve come from and what our future holds.
  • Ralph, the dead rat

    Do you know Ralph? I’m sure you do. Let me explain.
  • Shine bright

    Recently, an Airman stopped by my office to say hello. She mentioned she enjoyed scoping out people’s spaces and the interesting things they had. I asked her what she thought about my space and she replied, “Looks like you have had an impressive career.”
  • Cultivating a safety culture through leadership

    Leaders have a responsibility for good order and discipline. Leaders are also responsible for setting the tone and establishing various cultures within their units. Whether it’s a culture that values military heritage or a culture of innovation, the goal is always to be positive and constructive.
  • Stay prepared for life, deployments – “Be O.P.”

    When the phrase “Be O.P.,” (short for Omnia Paratus, which means in all things prepared), was introduced to the 349th Air Mobility Wing as a charge, we had a choice to make.
  • Protect what you’ve earned, maintain readiness

    During my recent assignment at United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, I would walk by Marine Corps Forces Central Command Headquarters and admire the signs posted around their campus. The clear, unambiguous signs displaying the message “Protect What You Earned,” were strategically placed, which I presumed to be on the same basis as our Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.
  • Take time to recharge

    Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2019? It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the New Year. Now, here we are staring down the second half of it, and before we know it, 2020 will be here.
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