435th AGOW leaders combine thoughts

by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Senior leaders throughout the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing gathered at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to discuss several aspects of their wing.

Wing, group and squadron chiefs, commanders and deputy commanders, and superintendents shared thoughts and ideas to mold new goals that will strengthen the wing.

“When we only focus on the tasks at hand we fail to take a step back and take a look at the big picture,” said Col. Joe McFall, 435th AGOW commander. “By gaining a better view on our capabilities, we are able to make the organization sharper.”

The forum included multiple activities that fostered interactions between the groups and squadrons.

“A weakness is a characteristic of your own organization,” said Col. Philip Hamilton, 4th Air Support Operations Group commander. “The most important issue is for the wing and leaders to define and articulate the types of missions that the wing is responsible for and in some cases is shared by the diverse collection of capabilities we bring to bear every day.”

Those in attendance agreed upon new goals for the wing they believe should promote growth within its ranks and streamline response and action times when requested.