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  • 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.

  • 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