Army Sargent Marie Clark
As a leader, I would like to take this opportunity to honor people who actually do things rather than those people who talk about doing things because if we concentrate our limited resource, time, and effort solely on the future rather than the past and present then we may be allowing our personal achievements and service to be forgotten. Consciously speaking, proactive leaders would not condone the aforementioned philosophy of forgetting a member's tour of duty and I am confident they wouldn't intentionally emulate it in their daily actions either. Therefore, this leadership article is a sincere salute to subordinates, peers, and superiors regardless of their job, duty status, or length of service.
Everyone assigned to this Wing plays a critical part in supporting our base, its operations, and mission and fortunately many of you do this without regard to getting any form of recognition such as an award, a coin, a glowing evaluation or a decoration. It may not be that you haven't earned these things but because you treasure a higher intrinsic value only received from the sense of the accomplishment of serving our Nation and doing so in the best military known to man. Yes, five simple words sum it all up --The United States Armed Forces.