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A Commander’s First Challenge - Building Trust
Posted Friday, June 07, 2019


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.