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Layers of leadership

By Col. David Chiesa
71st Medical Group

Remember the movie “Captain America,” when the main character tried to join the Army under different names and in different cities,┬ábut he was always denied because of his size and perceived notions about his abilities? This comic book hero eventually overcame his lack of physical attributes, and defeated the greatest threat of World War II — Hydra.

Our chief of staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, published Air Force Instruction 1-2, Commander’s Responsibilities, May 8. The information contained within it can be described as “back to the basics of leadership.” I see these basics embodied with Captain America, a man with many layers. Let’s peel back his layers of leadership and explore how we can improve ourselves by following his example and our own AFI.

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