Good Commander, Bad Leadership

I respect Jerry Martinez. When I worked for him a decade ago, I found his orientation as a leader to be spot-on. His concern in all things was taking care of people, enabling them to nail the mission. This view of leadership led to countless solid decisions -- many requiring the moral courage to resist [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|33 Comments

USAF Secretary says the force is stretched too thin, she’s looking for new ways to do business

For anyone watching the 24-hour news cycle, it’s clear to see the geopolitical landscape can change in seconds — or in 140 characters. To address threats to America and its allies, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says it’s time to change the way the Air Force is doing business. “The United States Air Force is [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|1 Comment

Air Force TACP Specialist exemplifies ‘Service Before Self,’ receives ESPY

“I will stay strong for the ones who can not, I will fight for the ones who can not fight, I will never F ##### quit on you, and I WILL finish strong!” These are the words of American Badass, Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro as he humbly accepted one of sport’s most [...]

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

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 [...]