Pursuing greatness

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Underwood is the 129th Rescue Wing's Human Resources Advisor. The HRA promotes opportunities for all Air Guard members to maximize their potential for success without regard to cultural differences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Underwood is the 129th Rescue Wing's Human Resources Advisor. The HRA promotes opportunities for all Air Guard members to maximize their potential for success without regard to cultural differences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Organizations and individuals do not achieve greatness by accident - it can't be stopped. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s definition of greatness was, "Greatness comes in all people... no matter the color, no matter the race, or no matter how a person looks. Everyone has greatness." Simply put, greatness is in all of us and our pursuit of it - our dedication, determination and attentiveness - brings our greatness to the surface.

As we continue to push the Flywheel and raise the bar that the Air National Guard Office of Cultural Leadership and Development has set for us, continue the Flywheel Momentum by interweaving these points into your agendas for all meetings and monthly roll-calls: 

- From "Heritage to Horizons"--we stand on the shoulders of heroes like Mitchell, Doolittle, Spaatz, and Rickenbacker; people who faced and beat incredible odds. We have inherited a history of excellence, courage, and greatness. We must live up to that heritage, become a part of it, and pass it on.
- The Air Force's greatest resource is its Airmen. Many of you may have worked side by side with Airmen that have inspired, encouraged and challenged you. How do we continue to attract the best Airmen to accomplish great deeds? 

Ask yourself: What did I do today to push on the flywheel? 

- In the pursuit of greatness, how do you capture the richness of our diverse Airmen?
- Do you set the example by serving with honor and accepting no less than excellence from any Airman?
- What skills, abilities, knowledge, education and information can I garner daily to gain greatness in my chosen field? 

Remember, greatness can't be stopped. 

Recommended film this month:  "A Touch of Greatness"