F-35 Lightning II gets new program boss after change-of-command in Virginia

  Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan (right) shakes hands with Vice Adm. Mat Winter during a change of command ceremony May 25, 2017, at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer, Arlington, Virginia. (DoD photo courtesy of F-35 Lightning II Public Affairs) Vice Adm. Mathias Winter takes over watch as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) [...]

Air Force adds ‘sexual misconduct’ to fired former command chief’s charges

The Air Force is adding two, sexual-misconduct charges against Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, the former 12th Air Force command chief master sergeant who was fired as command chief in November under the stereotypical “loss of confidence” justification. The service added two specifications of indecent recording under Article 120c to Barraza’s case, according to a [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Leadership and Managing|3 Comments

President Trump nominates Deputy CENTCOM Commander to Academy post

  Maj. Gen. Jay B. Silveria In an Academy news release Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced President Trump is nominating Maj. Gen. Jay B. Silveria to take over as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Silveria is currently serving as Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and Deputy Commander, [...]

Squadron Revitalization idea website offers every airman opportunity to be heard

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presents his coin to Technical Sgt. Adam Vera, a cyber-operator assigned to the 91st Cyber Operations Squadron during a visit at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas March 3.  (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Luke P. Thelen/Released) Through a crowdsourcing initiative, the Air [...]

Air Force colonel arrested in Florida for attempting sex with ‘14-year-old’ boy

  Col. Michael Shawn Garrett Another alleged pedophile is in jail today because of the hard work of the undercover law-enforcement officials in Panama City Beach, Florida. Col. Michael Shawn Garrett from Tyndall Air Force Base was arrested Monday after driving to a predetermined location in which he believed was a 14-year-old boy’s home. [...]

The Air Force Nosedive Will Continue Until it Deals with Toxic Commanders

The Air Force is losing its people. They're bailing out. The generals are asking how they can reverse this flow and once again make the service a place people want to stay. Part of the answer is that it must deal seriously and swiftly with toxic leadership, and make it clear the Air Force is [...]

Colonel cleared of discrimination claims, punished by general two years after case closed

Col. Michael A. Madrid (right) with his lawyer (left). At its core, this story clearly illustrates why it’s imperative the Air Force must remove judicial decisions from the hands of commanders who have no idea what they're doing. In 2014, Col. Michael Madrid began a journey he never planned — a journey to [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|24 Comments
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