There is no greater time to serve in the most lethal Air, Space, and Cyberspace force known to mankind, and at this defining moment there is no place I’d rather be than here at Schriever AFB. Indeed, it’s an awesome responsibility and distinct privilege to serve alongside and lead space, cyberspace, and combat support warriors as we stand firmly in the gap between good and evil. Make no guesses, have no doubts, the effects generated by Team Schriever everyday are pivotal to sustaining our national power, across all instruments, diplomacy, information, military and economic. Whether by soft or hard power, day or night, we are always in the fight. We adroitly execute position, navigation and timing, space situational awareness, military satellite communications, space experimentation, Air Force Satellite Control Network, and agile combat support operations, with assets valued at more than $67 billion. That’s all extremely attractive, but I humbly submit that the most lethal weapon in our arsenal is the human spirit ignited. We are feared by our adversaries and revered by our allies because of the high caliber of men and women we have across our ranks. Lest we forget, war is our business. I believe strongly that people cannot be managed into combat they must be led. For more than two decades I’ve studied great many superior leaders. This commentary will focus on three distinguishing characteristics they all displayed; care, character and credibility.