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

The 355th Fighter Wing Commander brings charges against former Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza In a press release by Air Combat Command, the Air Force outlines why the command chief of the 12th Air Force, also known as Air Forces Southern, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, was removed from his position in November. AFSOUTH Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly removed Chief [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|28 Comments

Openly gay general named as new USAFA commandant, MRFF questions why the USAF has not made public

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, 8th Air Force commander, Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2BW outgoing commander and Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd Bomb Wing incoming commander, stand at attention at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 20, 2016. Photo by Senior Airman Mozer Da Cunha The Air Force Academy superintendent [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|38 Comments

Lt. Colonel’s unsecured backup drive exposes thousands of US Air Force documents

Security researchers discovered an unsecured hard drive containing sensitive data on the Air Force network, according to reports throughout mainstream media. The device, which purportedly belonged to a Lt. Col, revealed a trove of sensitive documents that included Personnel by Eligibility and Access Reports listing the names, rank and social security numbers for more than [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|7 Comments

USAF removes posters displayed for years at Langley AFB following sexism complaints

A pair of posters quoting a 1955 Air Force manual were taken down at Langley Air Force Base after complaints they were sexist. (Military Religious Freedom Foundation) Several posters that had been on display for at least six years were removed from a wall at Langley Air Force Base after the National Organization [...]

Retired Air Force general lashes out against accuser, brands her a liar

(Department of Defense) Investigation documents show that an Air Force general stripped of two stars and $60 thousand in annual-retirement pay feels his accuser is no more than a liar hell bent on enriching herself. Gen. Arthur Lichte, who had been a four-star officer in charge of Air Force Mobility Command, was demoted in [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|13 Comments
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