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10th Air Force holds annual commanders and command chiefs conference

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Senior leaders from around 10th Air Force converged on Fort Worth, Texas, to attend a conference specifically for commanders and command chiefs, April 20-23, 2021.

During this conference, Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Malcom, 10th Air Force Command Chief, met with leaders of the 11 subordinate wings, six direct reporting units, that make up the most diverse Numbered Air Force.

Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Air Force Reserve Command leaders in person and virtually.

Speakers included Brig Gen Matthew Burger, Air Force Reserve Command Deputy Commander, Brig Gen Lisa Craig, Air Force Recruiting Service Deputy Commander, Mr. Grady Floyd, Air Force Reserve Command Diversity and Inclusion Director, and many others who will help shape the way 10th Air Force moves forward amid the many challenges it will face in the future.

The conference served as a connecting point, both up and down the chain of command.

“It was a great opportunity to meet with my senior leaders and have two way communication about what is going on at their units,” said Borgen. “We also had an opportunity to address the personnel at AFRC who can help with our challenges.”

Those in attendance also heard about some changes coming to Air Force Reserve Command as we align with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s direction to “accelerate change or lose.”

Chief Master Sgt. James Loper, Chief of Air Force Reserve Chief’s Group, highlighted some of the changes to enlisted development, while Gen. Burger discussed some of the ways Air Force Reserve Command is accelerating change.

Chief Malcom underscored the importance of the reserve force when he spoke to attendees.

“Our Reserve Citizen Airmen represent the highly adaptable nature of the Reserve,” said Malcom. “Our Airmen work in all kinds of industries as civilians and we have to continue tapping into their expertise to make them feel valued, but also to help us stay ahead of any adversaries.”

The conference was seen as a success by all in attendance as they received valuable information to help all 10th Air Force Units in the upcoming year and the years to come.

“The conference shaped priorities for new commanders, emphasizing the resources and support available and reinforced the epitomes of servant leadership,” said Colonel Caroline Berroyer 610th Air Operations Group Commander. It also allowed for increased communication with the NAF staff as part of our tools to enable success for our mission and for our people. Overall, the conference was a great opportunity to learn from the diverse set of leaders in 10th Air Force.”