The Air Force’s developmental special duties initiative is a significant change for the enlisted corps, said CMSgt. Richard Parsons, Air Combat Command’s command chief, on Monday. “Developmental special duties is about who we select to develop our future leaders,” said Parsons during the command chiefs forum at AFA’s 2013 Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md. “We’re saying that we are banking our future leaders on you, and we picked you to build our future,” he said. CMSgt. Richard Kaiser, Air Mobility Command’s command chief, emphasized that enlisted personnel are airmen first, their specialty next. “It’ll be an honor for the airmen, at least that should be their reaction,” when nominated to serve in a developmental special duty, he said.
NATO leaders will discuss the way ahead in Afghanistan during this week's defense ministerial meeting, but a final decision on whether to stay or leave the country is not expected until February, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Nov. 30. “In the months ahead, we will continue to assess…
Nov. 29, 2020