AFA’s outgoing president General Larry Spencer sat down for one final interview about leadership and his 44-year Air Force journey from one stripe to Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. He discusses transition during your career whether in the military or as a civilian. General Spencer also covers leadership as it pertains to the climate of the workplace, his experience as a wing commander, as well as mentorship and how mentors can help guide a person through career decisions.
The United States has established impressive proficiency in the ISR enterprise across the spectrum of conflict. However, near peer rivals are mastering their own precision strike capabilities, what this means for Airmen across the world and their ability to dominate the C2 battlefield in any conflict is discussed in this episode.
Mobility and more specifically 5G, FirstNet, and smart solutions for bases are discussed in the podcast. The pace of mobile technology development is greatly impacting how we work, and making the demand for mobile solutions in the work environment even more important. The proliferation of connected devices is never ending so our panel discusses these problems and a few solutions.
The network that the Air Force uses is an important component to the Air Force mission. The network exists as an enabler for every weapons system. The podcast discusses how the Air Force can use networks to complete its missions in every domain.
AFA's President Gen Larry Spencer, USAF Ret. shares his advice on work life balance on the next episode of AFA's Airman for Life podcast. Gen Spencer discusses how it is important to decide what your priorities are and that will help you decide what your focus needs to be.
AFA's President Gen Larry Spencer, USAF Ret. shares his leadership advice on this next episode of AFA's Airman for Life podcast. Gen Spencer discusses the following topics on the podcast:
-Transitioning from the Air Force to the civilian world
-How to build and sustain relationships with fellow Airmen who may be separating from the Air Force
-How the Air Force's core values continue to be key on the civilian side too
-Advice on promotion within the Air Force,
-Advice to young and mid grade Airmen on mentorship and being a mentee
-The importance of diversity to build a stronger leadership team
AFA's next episode in our Airman for Life Podcast is "Emerging Technologies: Weapons of the Future" sponsored by Lockheed Martin. In this episode Jack O'Banion, Dr. Mark Lewis and Scott Wierzbanowski discussed the exciting technology the Air Force is developing. The panel touched on DARPA's Gremlins program, experimental space planes, hypersonics, and 5th generation aircraft. Access the podcast on AFA's website, Apple Podcasts or Google Play.
Lt Gen Bruce Litchfield, USAF (Ret.), Lt Gen Donald Wetekam, USAF (Ret.) and Maj Gen David Gillett, USAF (Ret.) discuss the important job maintainers do for the Air Force. The panel touches on where the Air Force stands after sequestration created deep cuts to maintenance and modernization as well as what Airmen can expect in the next generation of sustainment solutions.