AFLCMC command chief connects with Airmen during visit

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  • By Jaima Fogg
  • 66th Air Base Group

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Wieser met with enlisted Airmen during a visit to the base June 18.

Wieser's intent was to meet and connect with the most important defense component of the Air Force, the human weapon system. Among other stops, he met with Airman Leadership School students and had lunch with a panel of junior enlisted Airmen.

“The human force is the most important weapon that we have,” Wieser said. “Otherwise, the mission fails.”

Leadership and readiness were common themes discussed. Wieser charged Airmen to lead by example by living up to the comprehensive Airmen values and taking ownership of their careers to be fit in life and warfighter ready: physically, mentally, and technically.

“Make sure your video matches your audio,” he said. “Readiness is the key component to answering the nation’s call. Now more than ever, we need to be ready.”

Wieser noted the importance of developing effective talent management skills early.

Understanding people’s strengths, and assigning tasks that compliment those strengths, especially those who may be struggling, is key, he told the groups.

He encouraged them to get to know their people and listen, starting with grace and compassion.

“Spend time getting to know your people, their background, where they are from, how they operate,” he said. “Once you understand them, your team will run more effectively.”

Wieser called the non-commissioned officer the “backbone of the armed forces.”

“The most important position in the Air Force is the NCO,” Wieser said. “You are about to take on that role and I have full trust that you will take care of business.”

Weiser encouraged Airmen to take care of four things as they progressed in rank: their people, their peers, their boss, and themselves. 

Wieser assumed the role of AFLCMC senior enlisted leader in May.

He is the center’s key advisor on matters influencing the combat readiness, health, welfare, morale, effective utilization, and quality of life for more than 28,000 people across 77 locations and 12 wing or wing-equivalent organizations.