He said, “I would have to grapple with the tension between how I aspired to be as a leader and how I actually was.” This man is speaking my 2nd lieutenant language. I was hooked because I can identify; I’ve had very much the same types of experiences already in my short time in the Air Force: times where leaders have trusted me with responsibility and authority that made for some of my best days in the Air Force, and times where I have tried to pass that on to my airmen only to watch my efforts fail.Read More
I’ve had a couple questions/conversations during my pregnancy that have made me realize a lot of people don’t really know what it’s like for pregnant women in the military. Totally understandable, particularly because the typical “face” of the military isn’t often a woman, and definitely not a pregnant woman!Read More
Last year I wrote a post about my first Officer’s Spouse Club event and my experience there...Read More
“It’s been said that people only remember two types squadron commanders, the best they ever had, and the worst. Our charge to you is: be the best. Be remembered as a commander whose bold leadership changed lives and inspired greatness. As squadron commanders we are entrusted with our Air Force’s most valuable assets – America’s sons and daughters. If that isn’t enough intrinsic motivation, this job isn’t for you.”Read More
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