Air Force Association Conference – 2018

Had a fantastic time at the Air Force Association conference, which was held at the Gaylord National Harbor, MD.  On day two, I had the great opportunity to be part of one of the breakout sessions:

Book Discussion: Perspectives on Leadership | Potomac C & D
Gen Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.), Gen Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (Ret.),
CMSgt Denise Jelinski-Hall, USAF (Ret.)

I spoke about my book, “From the Prairie to the Pentagon” and then I discussed a book that I co-authored with my fellow senior enlisted advisers titled, “Breaching the Summit”.  My presentation appeared to be well received; as at the conclusion I was approached by numerous Airmen who thanked me for my comments and asked for a few words of advice.  I had the opportunity to sign books after the presentation and it was very gratifying to have officers, senior non-commissioned officers, and numerous airmen stand in line to purchase one or both of the books.  It was humbling to know I might have made a positive difference for them and I was thankful for the opportunity.  It personally very special to me that an air traffic controller was the first to ask a question at the book discussion.  It was my honor to present him one of my challenge coins.  I was very impressed to see the range of Airmen in attendance at the conference.  Truly, the AFA conference is a great venue for professional development, exposure to leadership, and networking for our Airmen.  Aim High!  Fly…Fight…Win!

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