AFSC leadership message honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Published
  • By Lt Gen Tom Miller and CMSgt Robert Schultz
  • Air Force Sustainment Center


It is appropriate that the day we honor one of America's greatest civil rights activists arrives concurrent to the New Year, when we tend to look inward to seek out the areas in our lives we want to adjust. As we contemplate those changes this year, let's consider the ideas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced - Truth, Love, Justice and Peace - and how they align with our Air Force mission imperatives of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility. 

One aspect of Dr. King's dream, so eloquently delivered at the Lincoln Memorial almost 60 years ago, was for all people to work side-by-side, safe in the knowledge that their contributions would be regarded equally. Every day, we have not only the opportunity, but the responsibility to champion all fellow AFSC Airmen and spur each other on to mutual success. 

When we each embrace Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, we bring diversity of thought and the strength of dissimilar ideas to the table to develop sustainment solutions. This is the kind of workplace I believe Dr. King envisioned- one where every person's input would be leveraged for the achievement of the entire team.

May this day remind us that it is the uniqueness of each of us that strengthens all of us.

Lieutenant General, USAF


Chief Master Sergeant, USAF
Command Chief