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  • 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.

  • Thank you!

    I’ve been a proud member of the 908th Airlift Wing since I reported in July of 2004, minus a 43-month period from April 2015 through September 2018. From the very first day, the people in the 908th made me feel like I was home, so I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to retire as a member


    In our service, we often stand on the shoulders of giants and continue the great works of those before us. The opportunity to serve as the Air Force Reserve’s top enlisted leader is no different. I am grateful to serve as your command chief and follow in the footsteps of an outstanding trailblazer


    The enlisted force is the backbone of the Air Force Reserve and comprises almost 80% of our force. The successful implementation of my task order depends upon every Airman, particularly junior enlisted Airmen, noncommissioned officers and senior noncommissioned officers.To that end, it is critical

  • Poppin’ Smoke: Who Will You Be Once You Hang Up the Uniform?

    Welp teammates, I’m poppin’ smoke. This will be the last Citizen Airman commentary I write as your Command Chief. In my initial draft, I thanked numerous individuals by name who’ve had a significant impact on my career and found myself three paragraphs in without mentioning everyone. It’s always a

  • Combat-Proven Readiness for 75 Years … Transforming for the Future!

    For the last 75 years, the Air Force Reserve has been Ready Now. We have provided the surge capacity for our nation in every conflict. Beginning with the Korean War, more than 146,000 Air Force Reservists were mobilized to answer our nation’s call. Air Reservists, most being World War II veterans,

  • 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.