JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
Brig. Gen. John McKaye, Air Force Reserve Command director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, visited 433rd Airlift Wing leadership and intelligence Reserve Citizen Airmen to discuss challenge areas to enable headquarters to better support wing-level activities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland May 1.
The purpose of the visit was to meet the intelligence personnel in the field and learn about issues and concerns so that command-level leaders can provide more effective support.
“You can’t replace looking each other in the eyes, hearing the issues directly and understanding the severity of concerns based on the questions that are asked,” McKaye said. “But when you actually talk to the intelligence members, they’ll tell you with emotion if it’s a significant issue, and you can’t get that through correspondence.
Enlisted members also participated in a break-out session with Chief Master Sgt. Haisshia Havens, AFRC ISR chief enlisted manager and MAJCOM functional manager. Havens also sought to address intelligence community issues and concerns.
“I want to build an environment and climate of success and not failure, because those days are of the past,” Havens said. “I want everyone to see and know that we are ready and united; because that’s how we’re going to be able to move forward and be successful.”
During the visit, McKaye also recognized four Alamo Wing members with the AFRC ISR A2 Directorate coin.