Servant Leader: Have you answered your call? DeMarco Banter

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. -Andre Malraux serv·ant [sur-vuh nt] noun 1. a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties. 2. a person in the service of another. 3. a person employed by the government: a public servant. Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, noun use of present …

Drones Replace ‘The Right Stuff’ Fighter pilots make way for remote warfare By Rowan Scarborough

DeM Banter: we do indeed live in interesting times.... Washington Times April 10, 2013 Pg. 1 A key symbol of the jet fighter culture vanished in 2011 from Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, the hub of air-war strategy and tactics, when senior Air Force officials ordered the "Home of the Fighter Pilot" sign to be …

Cuts Spur Air Force To Idle Part Of Its Fleet By Julian E. Barnes

DeM Banter: Argh! Once again... pondering the next 3-5 years, always interesting... Wall Street Journal April 10, 2013 Pg. 4 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Air Force is idling one-third of its combat air fleet because of across-the-board spending cuts, a move officials said would reduce readiness to respond in the event of a global crisis. The Air …

Reduced Flying Hours Forces USAF To Ground 17 Combat Air Squadrons By Brian Everstine and Marcus Weisgerber

DeM Banter: And... I think that is all I should say about that... DefenseNews.com April 8, 2013 The U.S. Air Force will begin grounding combat air squadrons Tuesday in response to forced spending cuts that have eliminated more than 44,000 flying hours through September, according to internal documents obtained by Defense News. The Air Force’s …

10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge by Mike Myatt

forbes.com / Mike Myatt / view original DeM Banter:  Another great article by Mike Myatt...click the above link to read the entire article.   Just listed the 10 points below...really wish we had more leaders challenging the status quo...now more than ever. 1. Challenge The Foundation – Bad things happen when your foundation is shaky. If the core values, …

What the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about facing down North Korea. By Michael Dobbs

DeM Banter:  If we would only listen and learn from history...  ForeignPolicy.com April 5, 2013 How To Stop A Nuclear War As he ponders how to respond to the military bluster of North Korea, President Obama is learning a lesson that was driven home to John F. Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis: When it …