Team Dynamics of the Air Force

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Imagine being on the greatest team in the world but instead of playing for wins or loses or championships you play for freedom for your fellow country men and women. Think about the team work or team dynamics it would take to be the greatest team ever. The Chicago Bulls have been called the greatest basketball team of the 1990's winning six tittles in eight years including a record setting year in 1996 going 72-10. The hard work, dedication, time put into becoming a great unit starts at the foundation. Team dynamics didn't happen in Chicago didn't start at the beginning. Michael Jordan the team center piece played 7 years in the NBA before he won his first Championship. It wasn't until the right collection of players (along with the appropriate coach to guide them) was assembled in the Windy City that the dynasty began to take shape (NBA.COM). Team Dynamics came together for the Chicago Bulls and they were unstoppable. Team Dynamics is defined as the often-unseen ‘natural forces' that strongly influences how a team reacts, behaves or performs. In the Air Force team dynamics is important as well. The United States Air Force was established in 1942 and today is the greatest Air power in the greatest military in the world. We didn't get to be a force in today's military by accident. The foundation is laid in the beginning and is enforced everyday. 28,000 airmen graduate from basic training every year and the first thing that is taught is the foundation. The base foundation ensures every Airman has what it takes to start a successful Air Force career. There are three core values of the Air Force are Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do that make up the foundation for success in each and every member of the Air Force.

In Team Dynamics of the Air Force, Integrity acts as the substructure to all Air Force core values. "Without integrity our reasons for service can be questioned. Without integrity the sincerity of our quest for excellence also comes into doubt says (Lt Col Alan Peaslee) . Integrity is defined by as adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty ( 2006). The Air force simply says to do what's right even when no one is paying attention. Col Peaslee also says, "When doing right thing starts to be in conflict with the easy way, or butts heads with "the way we've always done it," is when our integrity is confronted.

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