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  • The ADC is your ally

    I find myself in a unique position in the job that I currently hold in the military. Two years ago, I received an assignment to be the defense paralegal at the office of the Area Defense Counsel here at Buckley Air Force Base. After cross-training from the weather career field many moons ago, I spent the majority of my career before this assignment
  • Inspire Strength

    Inspire. Strength.Two simple words that have come to dominate the center of my leadership philosophy.We all have encountered no shortage of buzz words or fancy theories throughout our time to help us solve our problems and conquer our challenges. Yet, I found these two simple words a long time ago engraved in stone on something that had absolutely
  • What it means to serve: A holiday reflection

    Every year, as my family and I prepare for the holiday season, I find myself reflecting on the things that I’m thankful for. Sometimes I’m able to accomplish this reflection with greater clarity than others, but nevertheless, I try to really think about the things that matter the most in my life.As you can probably imagine, at the top of my list of
  • Water Quality & Quantity – Why We Should Care and Who’s Downstream?

    As residents of Colorado, we all have a unique responsibility to protect the quality of our waterways. Nineteen other states and parts of Mexico rely on receiving water from Colorado for such purposes as drinking, irrigation and recreation. Our actions, whether good or bad, will consequently affect millions downstream whom rely on our water.
  • Leader of the pack

    The position of a leader is essentially going to be a part of every aspect of your life. If you think long and hard, you are a leader to someone. Whether you are a commander, supervisor, father, mother, brother or a sister, you are an example and that makes you a leader in someone’s eyes. The question that is repeatedly asked is who or what makes a
  • November: Native American Heritage Month

    Native American Heritage month first began as a proposal passed in 1915, stating there should be an American Indian Day to honor the first Americans. Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y, proposed a special day during which all Americans would remember those who roamed in
  • Leadership Lessons from Real Medical Dramas

    Unless you live under a rock, you have probably watched a medical drama. If not, let me bring you up to speed. In a medical drama there is one or more young medical students that are followed through a long story arc. The students are initially hilarious in their naiveté, always stumbling, making harmless mistakes and being humbled by their senior
  • Teamwork: Built on trust

    Some years ago, in my time as a professional military education instructor, I encountered the concept of the elements of a healthy team spirit. While the PME curriculum is a bit different today, the concept still holds true. The elements are basic, but have far-reaching impacts. They also explain, in large part, why conflict occurs. At the center
  • Building America’s Airmen with professionalism, pride, discipline, readiness

    A message to supervisors in the 460th Space Wing:After wrapping up my first month in command, I have had a chance to reflect on the many discussions Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief, and I have had with our Airmen, their families and Team Buckley leadership. In almost every discussion, particularly with front-line
  • Lessons learned from judge advocate

    It has been more than a year since I became the Staff Judge Advocate for the 460th Space Wing. While learning the missions of the 460th Space Wing, our mission partners and tenant units, daily I gain more respect for the dedication and caliber of the Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines assigned to Buckley Air Force Base.The best jobs in the Air
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