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Col. Patrick Miller When Stealing is OK
My name is Colonel Pat Miller, and I am a professional thief. I have been doing it for 19 years, and I’m not worried about being caught.
0 3/14
2017
Do we need to have a cup of coffee? Editorial on leadership and management. Let's have a cup of coffee
Regardless of your profession, many of us have all been in positions defining the required "Leadership" and "Management" qualifications as an expectation of our ability to execute our office. But like many things, no two are alike and not one will prevail without the help of another.
0 3/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Perspective: Key Spouse Program not just a social club
A  Key Spouse Program can make the difference between an ordinary Air Force squadron and an extraordinary squadron.  The adage that the Air Force recruits individuals but retains families is woven into the foundation of every successful key spouse program. My philosophy for implementing a successful squadron program starts with a close exploration
0 2/17
2017
(Shutterstock Image) AFSC commander reflects on MLK's leadership, courage
This month we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader, a courageous patriot and a man of integrity who espoused peaceful actions to obtain equality for African Americans in this country.  Our nation’s founding fathers enshrined the idea of equal rights for all Americans in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be
0 1/04
2017
(Shutterstock image) Perspective: Be blessed, not stressed this Thanksgiving
So often, we take the blessings in our lives for granted. Whether it’s the expectation we’ll wake up in the morning or the notion that we’ll come home safely to our families at the end of each day, most of us are guilty of viewing these and countless other blessings as if they were guarantees. We complain about things more than we boast about the
0 11/22
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Geoff Janes/Shutterstock photo) Perspective: Thoughts on Squadron Leadership
'We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."-- Albert Einstein " ... the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."-- Galileo GalileiI am of two minds when considering my time writing about leadership philosophy. On the one hand, I am bewildered as to what
0 11/14
2016
Failure is one of one of those uncomfortable, but necessary aspects of being a human being. Psychology lecturer at Harvard University Tal Ben-Shahar frequently tells his students, “Learn to fail or fail to learn.”  (Shutterstock photo)
I am resilent because ... I fail well
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. -Thomas A. Edison. Thomas A. Edison, is probably most well-known for his invention of the light bulb. What many don’t know is that he was a spectacular failure. He truly understood that no great success was achieved without failure along the way. Unfortunately, not everyone will be a
0 10/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Independence Day ... a time to reflect on past, think of future
Fireworks, family, food and fun. Those are some of the words that come to mind when thinking about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday ... but it's so much more than that.Generation after generation, groups of young men and women take up the profession of arms or support it through federal service, and it's not a profession we entered into lightly.
0 7/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo My educational journey: No excuses
When I joined the Air Force in April 1985, my goal was to do four years and return back home with a college degree. My older brother had already set the example for me when he joined the Air Force a decade earlier. His four year enlistment led to him achieving a four year degree. So, if it worked for my big brother, it should work for me. That
0 1/10
2012
Default Air Force Logo Intellectual pursuits: The Year of Continuing Education
Building upon the success of the 2011 "Year of the Community College of the Air Force," AFMC will continue the initiative for 2012 and beginning this month will launch into the "Year of Continuing Education." Continuing education benefits all us - Officer, Enlisted, and Air Force Civilians - at every point in our careers. Effective Airmen and Air
0 1/06
2012
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