Commentary Search

  • Acceptable Merge Ratio

    Dwight Eisenhower once said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” The problem is too often, we focus on things that are or seem urgent, but are not important. As a result, we waste our time and effort dealing with tasks that don’t contribute to long-term mission success because they are urgent. As a result,
  • Remembering those who gave all

    As we approach the first major holiday of 2017, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their all for our country. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen many people confuse Memorial Day for Veteran’s Day or for Independence Day. Those are significant holidays in their own right, but Memorial Day is set aside as a singular day to
  • Patience in perspective

    At the end of March, three first assignment instructor pilots and I journeyed to Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, to attend the 44th annual Freedom Flyer Reunion. This is a reunion of former Prisoners of War who were imprisoned by the North Vietnamese after ejecting over hostile territory during the Vietnam War. Over the past 37 years, the
  • Change from outside in

    “Aristotle observed that people become virtuous by acting virtuous; if you do good, you’ll be good.” His insight has been confirmed in a wealth of social psychology research showing that people change their minds by first changing their behavior. Simply put, change happens from the outside in, not from the inside out.Has the time come for the
  • What does the Medical Support Squadron do?

    Medical Readiness takes the lead to ensure all active duty medics are properly prepared and trained for any war or peacetime contingency. Commander’s Support Staff and Medical Information Systems teams tie everything together for the staff.