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  • Commander’s Expectations: Job #1 is to lead

    Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, will share his 12 expectations over the course of the next few months in a series of graphics. This week’s charge is to understand the importance of our job to lead by example and how we can inspire our peers to tackle the mission head-on. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A.
  • Command philosophy: professionalism, mission, balance

    Professionalism, Mission, and Balance are key components of my command philosophy. These are components that I feel are crucial for mission success, the health of the force, longevity, personal satisfaction, and personal drive.
  • Airman's Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Hunter Phan

    Second Lt. Hunter Phan, 47th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander, has wanted to serve in the military since he was little, with both his mother and father serving before him on the enlisted side. “Becoming a company-grade officer was a really big culture shock for me,” Phan said. “You’re young and have no experience, but you have to be willing to learn and help your people as much as you can.” For his fellow Airmen and young leaders, he urges to never shy away from advice. “You can’t be scared to ask questions or you will never learn your craft. You just need to roll with the punches and learn from your mistakes.” (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Benjamin N. Valmoja)
  • Focused and motivated: Meet Col. Gentile

    Col. Lee Gentile, the new commander for the 47th Flying Training Wing, describes his primary focus and explains who has influenced his leadership style.
  • Commander's corner: Foul-weather leadership

    Perhaps our ability to lead in difficult times is what matters most in command, or in general, leadership. Most people can probably do well in fair weather; you know the type – they show up to work on time, smile, get along with others, and report good metrics when everything is going well. But how do they (how do you) react during those seemingly intractable problems or unexpected crises?
  • XLer of the Week: Capt. Sebastian Constable

    Capt. Sebastian Constable, 434th Flying Training Squadron T-6 Texan II instructor pilot and category check ride pilot, was chosen by Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, leadership to be the “XLer,” for the week of Sept. 8.
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