By Robert Martin 22 December 2017
Carlisle Barracks - Gen. Robin Rand, commander of the Air Force's Global Strike Command, discussed the mission of his command and how strategic leaders effect cultural change that is based on values and heritage.
Mission, Airmen, families, values and heritage were among the themes of Rand’s comments to the class of 2018, faculty and staff in Bliss Hall, Dec 18.
He addressed the enduring nature of nuclear deterrence as the foundation of the nation’s strategic defense. He touched on the nuclear modernization program that will be replacing the Minuteman III systems and other current upgrade programs.
Rand’s key insights to the class were the use of heritage and core values to create mission through airmen success.
Leading has to be personal said Rand, we have to foster dignity, respect and diversity, and lead from the front.
Gen. Rand entered the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1979. He assumed command of the AFGSC on July 28, 2015, as its first four star general, responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings and approximately one-third of the nation's nuclear deterrent.