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Squadron revitalization focus group visits JBSA

By 2nd Lt. Avery Larkin | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | March 20, 2017


An Air Force research team visited JBSA-Randolph March 15-17 for a field visit to support Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s focus to revitalize squadrons.

JBSA-Randolph’s visit allowed members of the research team to interview service members from Air Education and Training Command and JBSA to find out how different organizations support squadrons and squadron-like organizations in accomplishing their missions.

Revitalizing squadrons is the first of three focus areas established by Goldfein in August 2016. Goldfein states, ““I believe that it is at squadron level where we succeed or fail as an Air Force...It’s where Airmen are developed. It’s where Airmen and families thrive. It’s where training and innovation occurs. And I believe it’s where we make the most difference as leaders.”

The research team started conducting field visits in February. The teams will visit 23 bases across the Air Force, and will wrap up in August 2017. Each visit will consist of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and large group sessions which discuss how to identify best practices, empower leaders and better prepare squadron leadership teams.

JBSA-Randolph was the team’s second visit in AETC, following a visit to Sheppard Air Force Base March 13-14.