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AFLCMC 101

  • The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is one of six centers reporting to the Air Force Materiel Command. 
  • Led by a 3-star general officer, AFLCMC is charged with life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems from their inception to retirement.
  • The AFLCMC mission:  "Acquire and Support War-Winning Capabilities"
  • The AFLCMC motto: "AFLCMC - providing what warfighters need, when they need it!
  • More than 26,000 individuals support the AFLCMC mission

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AFLCMC AIRMAN OF THE MONTH

November 2022 - Meet TSgt John J. WettaTSgt John Wetta - man in uniform at computer

Unit: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, WLNN, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

TSgt Wetta is a Logistics Section Chief for C-130J Development and Production. He is responsible for ensuring the timely software and hardware upgrade of the Air Force’s C-130J fleet.  

What is something your proud of within your Air Force career?  I am proud to have been with the C-130J program through many of the firsts for the fleet.  I have helped to stand up the first AMC C-130J unit at Little Rock Air Force Base, participated in the first C-130J deployment rotation, and partook in AFSOC’s AC-130J gunship program in its infancy.

Why did you join the military?  I was instilled with the belief that if you are able to serve your country, then you should in some form.  I knew I wanted to join the United States Air Force as a young teenager, 9/11 solidified that decision for me.  

What attributes do you like to see in a leader?  Leaders should make it a priority to better those they are placed in charge of, meaning they should pass on their knowledge and wisdom about the job, the military, and life to help their Airmen better themselves.  

What is the most difficult part of being a leader?  Through my career, I have found it hardest to compartmentalize what is going on in my personal and professional life so that I can continue to be ready to assist those in my charge.  I have to remember that my Airmen count on me to be there 100% of the time.  Just because I have a bad day does not justify me taking it out on them.

What is a leaders best asset?  A leader’s best asset is when they know that decisions and plans of action are made by the choices they make and takes responsibility for the failures.  The buck stops with them.  When their team is successful, they direct it to the team members.  

What motivates you? How do you motivate a team?  I am motivated by my upbringing of being told to always do my best, even if I fail.

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AIRMAN OF THE MONTH - ARCHIVE

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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AFLCMC/CCC Command CMSgt
aflcmc.ccc.command.cmsgt@us.af.mil