Post Tagged with: "leadership"


Strengthening the team

by Lt. Col. Troy C. Austin
86th Security Forces Squadron commander

The Air Force has provided mission, vision and priorities. Transforming vision into executable policy requires charismatic, energetic, inspirational yet humble leaders focused on Airmen and the mission. It is important to remember that being a leader is not tied to rank or position and it’s not about rewards. Leadership is about taking care of the people who complete the mission.

June 12, 2014 ×


Developing a leadership philosophy

by Lt. Col. Keithen Washington
86th Force Support Squadron commander

Leadership is the cornerstone of tactical, operational and strategic functions in the Air Force. It is introduced to us at the very beginning of our Air Force careers.

October 31, 2013 ×


Photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest WainwrightBrig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente (center), 86th Airlift Wing commander, Col. Leslie Smith (left), 86th AW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James Morris (right), 86th AW command chief, pose for a photo before donating to the Combined Federal Campaign Sept. 18 on Ramstein. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve their quality of life.

Leadership gives back through CFC


September 26, 2013 ×


Followership – the way to mission success

by 2nd Lt. Alexander Graboski
435th Construction and Training Squadron

As a lieutenant, I often find myself in peculiar situations when it comes to leadership. “LTs” are required to be leaders, while at the same time soaking in all of the lessons provided to us by senior NCOs and senior officers.

July 18, 2013 ×