AFIT alumni Lt Col Jesper Stubbendorff (M.S. Air Logistics, 2016) and Dr. Robert Overstreet (M.S. Logistics Management, 2002) authored the feature article in the Air & Space Power Journal (Volume 33 Issue 2, Summer 2019) titled "A Commander’s First Challenge - Building Trust."
Their research identified how commanders can build genuine trust with their Airmen based on relevant literature and primary data obtained from focus groups and individual interviews. As a result, specific actions and tasks were presented to aid commanders in building trust. Four themes—Engage, Connect, Serve, and Lead—provide a framework for what commanders can do to build trust with their Airmen.
The full article can be accessed here.