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  • Air Force revises wing, vice and group command screening board process

    This year, the Air Force implemented a revised process for the 2022 wing, vice and group command screening boards to streamline notification, align more closely with joint partners and enhance senior leader talent management. Approximately 24% of all O-6 positions are command billets and half of the

  • Views from the fishbowl: getting to know the new AFMC commander

    The first thing that Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. placed on his desk when he arrived at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters was not a nameplate, laptop or a to-do list for his first few days in office.Rather, it was a clear glass fishbowl containing a single orange goldfish with wide eyes

  • Departing command chief calls for focus on commonalities, shared experiences

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason France is departing AFMC in September, 2018 to assume the command senior enlisted leader position at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. A 29-year Airman, France began his career as a military working dog handler before transitioning into leadership

  • Guidance, support play role in mentoring dynamics

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- I have had several mentors during various stages of my career, and because of my own experiences I know it is important to have a mentor and to be a mentor.  The purpose of a mentor is not to tell someone what to do or how to do it, but to provide a

  • Mentoring: A mentality, not a meeting

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We tend to think of the formal mentoring session as that special, dedicated time where all the secrets to professional success and development are unlocked. We come to the mentoring meeting well-prepared with questions in hand and pen and paper at the ready

  • The mentors around us

    It is truly an honor to serve the Airmen of Air Force Materiel Command as your command chief. Every day I witness incredible things that our Airmen are doing for our command, our Air Force, and our nation. As I travel and engage with our Airmen, mentorship is a topic that often comes up. It’s a

  • The guiding principles of mentorship

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As a senior leader, I am routinely asked to “mentor” acquisition professionals, and I am always honored to provide advice and “pay it forward.” Below are some guiding principles I use when mentoring others. These guidelines are for folks who are mentoring