TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Leaders need goals.
But not just organizational goals; effective leaders need to target specific characteristics in order to continually grow in their leadership skills.
"Leaders of great organizations modify their behavior to achieve impossible results," said Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. "Effective leaders are always looking to grow and improve themselves."
The general highlights some specific leadership characteristics in what he refers to as the "Air Force Sustainment Center Leadership Model."
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Col. Allan Day sees the big picture and said he is excited to help bring it to fruition.
The Air Force Sustainment Center vice commander arrived at Tinker July 20 from Hill Air Force Base, where he commanded the former 309th Maintenance Wing which was redesignated as the Ogden Air Logistics Complex last July. Since being here, he said he is excited to be a part of a plan that will surely change history.
It takes integrity to run a world-class business.
As the new Air Force Sustainment Center commander, I'm challenging our personnel to strive for world-class results. I want to improve our business and give our war fighter the best product with the highest quality, on time and on cost. In this environment of excellence, there is no room for misconduct and I'm reminding all federal employees to maintain their integrity when conducting business with defense contractors.
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Striving for world-record performance must be the common goal of everyone in the Air Force Sustainment Center in order to provide the cost-effective readiness the Air Force needs.
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, stressed the need to set high expectations during a three-day senior leader conference at Tinker AFB, Aug 22-24. The conference was attended by senior leadership from all eight wings across the center.
TINKER AFB, Okla. -- The Air Force Sustainment Center was officially activated during a ceremony July 10. In the same ceremony, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center was re-designated a complex and became part of the AFSC.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated as command of the center was handed to Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, who was also promoted from major general to lieutenant general in the ceremony.
Being visible and involved in the needs of enlisted Airmen are just some of the key roles Chief Master Sgt. Mark Batzer says are his job as the command chief of the 388th Fighter Wing.
For the past two months, the chief has been busy getting to know his Airmen, working hard on improving Total Force Integration and already participating in several base activities, including Hill's annual Round-Up Fundraiser where he was the "sheriff."