One More Comment on “Senior Mentors”

Retired Lt. Gen. Bob Allardice modeling a proposed uniform the Air Force considered fielding when he was a senior personnel staffer at the Pentagon in the middle of the last decade. It was just this sort of misguided focus on the superficial while the substance of service was badly eroding that earned Dice his [...]

By | October 15th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|8 Comments

Former Chief Barraza Sentenced in Sexual Misconduct Case

In a story underscoring the Air Force's continual struggle to develop leaders capable of holding power and authority in their hands without morally unraveling, Command Chief Jose Barraza was prosecuted earlier this year on a rash of allegations including multiple counts of sexual misconduct, disobeying orders, obstructing justice, and making false official statements. The story [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|12 Comments

Beyond the Partisan Headlines, Services Work Tirelessly to Help Puerto Rico Recover

Capt. Jared Powell, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, flies a C-17 to pick up cargo for a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico, Sept. 28th, 2017. Powell, along with his aircrew, picked up Army Soldiers and relief supplies to deliver to Ceiba, Puerto Rico. The 15th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, worked [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Government and Society|0 Comments

Why Are These People “Adjunct Professors” for the Air Force?

Here's one that catches me by surprise, because I keep thinking -- perhaps over-optimistically -- that the Air Force is finally starting to awaken from its lengthy slumber and get itself together. This development proves that even amid a season of progress, we must retain our capacity to be disappointed. If one surfs over to [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|16 Comments

JAG Preempts Anthem Protest in Constitutional Crackdown

Off the back of the NFL kneeling controversy, which instigated a firestorm of social media wrangling about the appropriateness and acceptability of players choosing to protest by taking a knee during the national anthem, the Air Force is eager to sidestep a copycat protest within its own ranks. So says Col. Seth Deam, Staff Judge [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|6 Comments

General Tells Racists at Air Force Academy to “Get Out”

Machiavelli has gotten a bad name over the years, but those who've studied strategy recognize the timeless genius of one of his key precepts (paraphrasing): never let a crisis go to waste. It's clear to me Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gets this idea. It's also clear he is a committed leader unwilling to let his [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|30 Comments

After Extensive Delays, MSgt. Mike Silva Finally a Free Man

It was more than two months ago that we first brought you the story of MSgt. Mike Silva, the former Military Training Instructor wrongly convicted on what turned out to be utterly baseless rape charges. His case was later set aside by the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Late last week, after more than 70 [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|10 Comments