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  • Improvements coming to Enlisted PME Distance Learning

    Our Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David W. Allvin, consistently speaks to the time of consequence in which we are currently serving. To maintain our competitive advantage, the strategic environment demands bold and innovative leadership. Despite the close competition for next generation

  • AFRC Welcomes New Deputy Commander

    On April 29, Air Force Reserve Command said farewell to Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Pennington and welcomed Maj. Gen. Frank Bradfield III as the new deputy commander. The successful operation of AFRC relies heavily on the deputy commander as he serves as my full-time eyes and ears at the command, executing my

  • Great Power Competition Demands a Resilient, Experienced and Accessible Reserve

    The developing strategic environment demands a resilient, experienced and accessible force that is responsive, agile and lethal…all attributes of our Air Force Reserve. “At no time in our nation’s history has the Air Force Reserve advantage of surge capacity and strategic depth been more critical.”

  • Keep Striving For Work-Life Harmony

    Recently, I had what has become a rare, yet cherished, opportunity of taking one of my daughters to school. As I wished her well, it hit me that she has had to move across the United States twice in the past two and half years. Having to uproot, adapt to a new environment and make new friends is not

  • Reoptimizing the Force for Great Power Competition

    In early September, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall charged the Department of the Air Force with reoptimizing the force for Great Power Competition. For those who are new to the term, Great Power Competition, or GPC, describes the strategic environment that focuses on the People’s Republic

  • These Lines of Effort are Critical to Enlisted Development

    The current conditions require the Air Force Reserve to prioritize the Four R’s that I laid out in the previous Citizen Airman magazine: Build a Ready Force, Develop a Resilient Force, Recruit and Retain the Force. This prioritization is key if we are to maintain the advantage against peer

  • The Foundation for Ready Now

    Upon taking command last year, our commander issued his TASKORD with a focus on being Ready Now and Transforming for the Future. This order was crucial in ensuring that our command was combat ready and constantly prepared to meet an on-demand, complex and ever-changing global mission.

  • Ready Now and Focused on the Future

    This year, we honor the men and women who established the Air Force Reserve 75 years ago. Incidentally, this year also marks the one-year anniversary of TASKORD ’22, which prioritized readiness and transformation. I had the opportunity to reflect on both while meeting with your wing commanders

  • Ready Now! and Transforming for the Future – a Year in Review

    August marks my one-year anniversary of taking command as the dual-hatted Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command. My first action upon taking command was to release a TASKORD to empower our Airmen to lead and create the Air Force Reserve our country needs to defeat

  • Thank You and Welcome

    Farewell and Hello. Good luck and Congrats. These are just some phrases some of us are saying to our departing wing commander, Col. Craig Drescher, and to our new wing commander, Col. Christopher Lacouture.