An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Commentary Search

  • RHIP – It starts and ends with leadership

    Teammates — I hope everyone had a chance to take advantage of some much-needed down time throughout the holiday break. Spending time with family and friends or just stepping away from the daily grind is an excellent way to regroup, recharge and recenter. The new year is well underway, so it’s time

  • On the Road Again

    In January, I visited the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 477th Fighter Group at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. As a classic associate unit, the 477th is critical to executing the fifth-generation fighter mission at JBER and in the INDOPACOM theater. We provide significant strategic depth by

  • Constructively or Physically Present — What Type of Leader are You?

    Teammates, first and foremost, I wish you and your families a happy holiday season! Whether you’re deployed abroad or in garrison, the holiday season provides a time for us to take a much-needed breath, and in some cases, it provides an opportunity to take a knee. It’s a time to reconnect with

  • Moving Forward

    As we roll into 2023, I want to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year and share my observations with you. We have continued to prove ourselves to be an accessible, cost-effective and experienced force. We provided support to combatant commands and to our nation.  

  • Ready Now! Transforming for the Future

    Citizen Airmen,I am honored and extremely humbled to be your new commander. By now, I trust each of you read the Air Force Reserve Command Task Order 22-0001. The TASKORD lays out the steps each of us, as members of the AFR Enterprise, need to take to ensure we are ready to deter, and if necessary,

  • The American Airman: Our Strategic Advantage

    Teammates: First and foremost, I want to welcome my new wingman and leader, Lt. Gen. Healy and his lovely wife, Kathy, as he takes the helm for Team AFRC. I’m ecstatic for the continued direction and rate of speed he will keep this command moving, as outlined in his initial task order, CAFR/MAJCOM

  • Continuing Resolution will not slow the Air Force Reserve

    Reserve Citizen Airmen,The end of FY22 is approaching fast and though we are facing another Continuing Resolution (CR) for at least the first part of FY23, this does NOT mean we will be hitting the brakes on execution.  CRs are designed to ensure the DoD can function at a level as close to full

  • Command Chief Cornett's farewell

    Members of the 908th Airlift Wing,As most of you know, I was recently selected to be the Command Chief of the 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB. As I prepare for my departure, I would like to take a moment to express a few things.

  • Legal Readiness

    As most are surely aware, the 908th Airlift Wing recently executed a major deployment. In fact, it was the largest deployment in the history of the 908th, and took place in the face of unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID pandemic. In preparation for that deployment, hundreds of our


    About six months ago, I had the honor of representing our nation at the annual NATO days in the Czech Republic. The primary focus of my visit was to continue to strengthen military-to‑military relationships across the alliance. Foremost in the minds of our allies was increasing Russian aggression. I