• Second annual PACE Leadership Impact Award winners announced

    Seventeen individuals and four teams of Airmen and civilians from across the Total Force were recently announced as the 2017 PACE Leadership Impact Award recipients.

  • AETC conducts first Squadron Command Team Course for commanders, superintendents

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHcpZzcGRccJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas--Air Education and Training Command conducted its first-ever Squadron Command Team and Spouses Course April 10-13, with 45 current or incoming commanders, 15 superintendents, and 29 spouses participating in the new program.The participation of squadron superintendents
  • "What Now, Airman?" spurs discussions about ethical dilemmas

    The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence is currently producing “What Now, Defender?,” the 11th topic in the “What Now, Airman?” series. “What Now, Airman?” training videos present moral and ethical “gray areas” to spur discussion and address decision-making among targeted audience groups. The central focus of the videos is to address character development, Air Force Core Values and moral, ethical decision-making.

  • PACE accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Impact Award

    The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence, in collaboration with the Air University Leadership Institute, is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Leadership Impact Award.

  • PACE: providing the tools to shape a professional workplace

    On Feb. 1, Lt. Col. Matt Basler, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence senior professionalism instructor, visited McConnell to teach the PACE: Enhancing Human Capital Course.
  • Behind the stars: An interview with the AETC commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS-- Members of Air Education and Training Command are prepared to bid farewell to Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, who for the last two and a half years, has served as their commander. Roberson, who has spent 34 years selflessly dedicating himself to the United States Air Force, looks back at his time leading the First
  • Be a hi-touch, not a hi-tech, leader

    This month’s newsletter is inspired by CMSAF Gaylor and one of his speech topics. He wrote a two-page article about this topic years ago, and it can be found here: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au-24/gaylor.pdf.
  • 5th PACE Summit to focus on State of the Profession

    The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence will be hosting its 5th leadership summit in San Antonio, December 6-7. Representatives from each major command, headquarters Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Academy and others will gather to discuss the “State of the Profession” at this year’s “Profession of Arms Summit V.”
  • Sijan left legacy of love and leadership

    November marks the 50th commemorative year since Capt. Lance P. Sijan ejected from his aircraft over Vietnam following an ordnance explosion. Today, Sijan’s story is being re-told through the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence’s newest Portraits in Courage video, “Unbroken Will: The Lance P. Sijan Story.”
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How do you define trust? How do you earn it? How do you keep it? #QOTD
Deep love of country and flying brought these two kindred souls together. For this #HeritageWednesday we bring you the story of Master Sgt. Dave Brown, an Air Force Reserve First Sergeant, and Colonel (ret) Al Tucker, a WWII vet, who was once classmates with Colonel Robin Olds. At 96-years old, Colonel Tucker, is still soaring. #AimHigh #WWIIvet
"Fostering a culture of dignity and respect, embracing the #Wingman concept and taking an active role in learning each other’s stories are just a few of the ways that we can take care of each other." -- Col. John Doucet, IMA to the commander, Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing. #QOTD
#LeadershipImpactAward spotlight: Mr. Jason Vandenberg Mr. Vandenberg is a respected senior leader and mentor whose peers say he is the "embodiment of the pursuit of innovation, empowerment and personnel development." As the Deputy Director, 436th Mission Support Group, Dover Air Force Base he brought together the local Chamber of Commerce and key players from across the base, from junior military members to senior civilians, to figure out ways to get #Airmen more involved in the community; and leads wing Civilian Calls and lunch & learn series. Mr. Vandenberg is the architect behind #TeamDover's First State Community Partnership program which ensures long- and short-range goals are accomplished between the base and community. He also created a local Civilian Development Program deliberately targeting career growth and professional development for personnel in 20 major career fields. Congratulations Mr. Vandenberg on your selection as a 2017 Leadership Impact Award winner!
As a leader and #Airmen you should be striving to help establish an environment of trust within your organization. Acting on your gut instincts about a situation or individual, whether they are positive or not, can help solve issues. Solving issues shows you care, which in turn helps build trust. Trust your instincts as you never know what type of impact your actions may have. #QOTD
For over 70 years, #USAFCivilEngineers have led the way in building the U.S. Air Force into the most dominant Air Force in the world. This video captures the enormous contributions of those who are a part of the Civil Engineering career field: Engineers, EOD Technicians, Firefighters, Emergency Managers, and more, who build, maintain, and enhance our Air Force installations each and every day. Without them, there would be no Air Force. Engineers…Lead the Way! _______________________ Air Combat Command Air Force District of Washington Air National Guard Air Force Global Strike Command Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Reserve Air Education and Training Command U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Space Command Air Mobility Command U.S. Pacific Air Forces Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force USAF Civil Engineering
We encourage you to keep searching for those opportunities. If you have the authority and ability to assist others to pursue those opportunities, open the door. #MissionAccomplishment #QOTD
This applies to every aspect of your life. Clear communication is essential in every relationship. #QOTD
Are leaders born or made? CMSAF #5 Robert D. Gaylor answered the question by redefining how he influenced others to achieve predetermined goals. ________________ Air Combat Command Air Force District of Washington Air National Guard Air Force Global Strike Command Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Reserve Air Education and Training Command U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Space Command Air Mobility Command U.S. Pacific Air Forces Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Aim High, Airman! #QOTD
Enculturation. Big word, HUGE impact! In its simplest terms, enculturation is steering values and behaviors that are culturally appropriate. The way we unconsciously interact with one another, and the behaviors we demonstrate can establish conditions for what could be considered, "the norm." Instructions, handbooks and technical orders guide us operationally, however YOU have the power to guide the culture within your organization. Reflect on your orientations, small group discussions and operational processes. How are you influencing the newest AND most tenured #Airmen around you? #TalkThursday
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Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake has the distinction of being "the first woman in the Air Force." She enlisted in the first minute of the first hour of the first day regular Air Force duty was authorized fro women ... July 8, 1948. Blake originally joined the Women's Army Corps when she found out her eldest son, Lt. Julius Blake, was reported missing when his B-17 was shot down over Belgium. Her reason for joining was the hope of helping free a Soldier from clerical work to fight. Both of her sons ended up returning from combat with only minor wounds. Blake died Oct. 17, 1979. Since July 8, 1948, hundreds of thousands of women have followed in her footsteps. Today 20% of the Air Force is women. #HeritageWednesday #knowyourmil
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#LeadershipImpactAward spotlight: Senior Master Sgt. Gabriel Lewis launched and directed the Total Force Leadership Development program at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The course is taught by various members of #TeamYokota with the goal to develop more well-rounded individuals and lifestyle leaders. "Our goal is to give people insight and perspective to help them be stronger parents, spouses, leaders and people. It's important to develop purposeful people; whose lifestyle leadership and well-rounded development skills translates to better work centers, homes and lives." -- Senior Master Sgt. Lewis, 5th Air Force superintendent. Lewis facilitated 15 events, trained 55 instructors and helped develop over 400 people. Congratulations Senior Master Sgt. Lewis on your selection as a 2017 Leadership Impact Award winner!
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Whether you're beginning your career or closing in on retirement, your service to our nation is invaluable. You bring something to the fight every single day; ensuring our aircraft most optimal condition. Launch, recover, service, repeat. Crew Chiefs, we salute you! #MondayMotivation
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Mr. Russell Frasz, shares three important questions he asks himself every day. Answering these powerful questions can impact professional development, comradery and trust. Mr. Frasz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services at the Pentagon. ___________________ Air Combat Command Air Force District of Washington Air National Guard Air Force Global Strike Command Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Reserve Air Education and Training Command U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Space Command Air Mobility Command U.S. Pacific Air Forces Civil Air Patrol
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