Life is continually shaped by our experiences as we move from childhood through adulthood. But we can usually pick a few that had the greatest influence on our lives. The single most significant experience that both challenged and shaped me was my attendance in the Air Force’s Survival School Course in Spokane, Washington during my first year in the service. I will explain why it was so significant and how that experience has influenced me as a leader today as well as the impacts it will have on me as an organizational leader in the future.
My Air Force story is probably not too typical. I didn’t come from a military family, was never an athlete, and, when I was younger, rarely thought about much more than myself. While I would hardly consider myself a great man today, I have grown considerably. I continue to accomplish things today that I never would have even attempted in the past. More importantly, I play a vital role in securing the interests and security of our nation.
Being in the air force is scary enough. You could head out for a fly and be shot from the sky by any enemy aero plane, you never know if you’ll make it out alive. But being an air-force pilot? Is accelerating being in the sky and testing the limits of the craft and yourself. There are certain types of Airforce pilot’s fighters, trainers, bombers, advisers, cargo, first responders, etc.… the list goes on and on but today we are just going to focus on the basic type of pilot. As a pilot in the air force, you are going to plan and prepare missions, lead and train a crew, master all aspects of advance aviation. And learn aircraft skills. You’ll need a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree. In order to quality for pilots position you
I’m a prior enlisted officer with many years in the service. My long Air Force career and current leadership characteristics have been molded by incidents in my life and career. These incidents include my grandfather’s influence, significant events in my Air Force career, and my contributions to Air Force and national intelligence objectives in my current job. These three things are the leading factors that have made me the leader I am today. Each of these things contributed to different traits like; dedication to hard work, honesty, goal setting, initiative, persistence, and many more.
If you were a young man or woman who wanted to pursue a career in the military as a pilot, with the facts shown, one could assume that given the chance you would rather be a pilot in the 21st century verses the early 1900’s. The statistics say it all. Your chances of survival are greater now, even if you lost control of your aircraft. Pilot training has played a major role in reduction of fatalities as well as reduction of the loss of aircraft. The United States military has always strived to save lives and with this frame of mind, has advanced the military pilot training program to be a highly competitive program that is now very difficult for individuals to gain entrance into. Want to be the best, and then you must strive to be the best.
As part of their duties, aircraft maintenance personnel may be required to fly around the globe to provide combat support, conduct repairs, perform air drops, and supervise training missions. They direct the various asp...
Important moments in the lives of leaders from different years illuminate pathways to track and pitfalls to avoid. These lessons can provide awareness and perspective that will be helpful in my own journey leading my personnel towards accomplishing naval objectives and targets.
The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe an acronym for each letter in the word ‘peace’. The definition of peace is freedom from disturbance; tranquil and content. Peace deals with the Air Force because peace is what keeps us out of war and violence. When you read this paper, you could learn many things that may help you become a better person with a good grade in the JROTC program. However, there are five words/phrases that I have learnt in JROTC that will give you an idea of what is required from a cadet. The five words/phrases are: P – Participation, E – Effort, A – Attitude, C – Cadet and E – Education. The following paragraph will be about participation.
How ever cynical the USAFA cadets were about the mandatory program it was still one of the most exciting things I’ve done through the Air Force. In just ten days we accomplished so much, we climbed Eagle’s Peak in our small amount of spare time (a mountain located next to the cadet area). In the first four days we were taught MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain), urban and rural evasion tactics, how to patrol and navigate, and even shot the M-9 and M-16. In the next four days we had to put everything we were taught to the test. From evading SERE instructors, to killing and eating animals you never thought you would have to eat, and performing patrols for 10 hours a day while shooting M-16 blanks at instructors (don’t worry the M-16s were capped and no one shot at each other within 10 feet), it was a truly humbling experience that I would highly recommend to anyone it is offered
After four years passed at the Royal Military Academy, the so expected day came. Finally, I received the letter for my first assignment; it was the 4th Transportation Group in Dakhla, a city in the extreme South of Morocco. I still remember the feeling of disappointment that has invaded me at that moment. I was 23 years old, and I do not want to waste my youth in a desert city, far from home by more than 2400 km. However, after twelve years spent in, I realize that that was the premise for a rich experience. This assignment allowed me to build my leadership on very solid bases. At 4th Transportation Group, I learned that the mission is a collective task, that trust is at the heart of the Army Profession, and the ability to take