Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, talks about areas of agreement and disagreement between Congress and the Air Force and the rejection of certain Air Force proposals in the NDAA.
Leaders in Lowell had the honor of speaking with Deborah Lee James, the former Secretary of the Air Force. In this talk, Secretary James discussed her career and the lessons she has learned from years of experience in the national security field.
Six Military-Taught Principles For Precision Leadership
Shortly after taking oath, Secretary Deborah Lee James stepped out of an up-armored SUV, surrounded by armed guards, onto my small forward operating base in Afghanistan. With explosions around the country and gunfire exchanges occurring daily, Secretary James still took the time to mentor.
Be Prepared to Pivot, and Your Plan B Can Be Even Better Than Your Plan A
Deborah Lee James has had a remarkably varied career – 17 years in the private sector, 20 years in government, and she served as Secretary of the Air Force under President Obama, overseeing a $140 billion organization with 660,000 employees.
The Air Force says they need $5 billion to fix disaster damage at Air Force installations in Nebraska and Florida. Secretary Heather Wilson says that if $1.2 billion is not granted by summer, the Air Force will have to delay other base improvement programs to make the repairs. Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, says that the branch is stuck in a complex political situation.
Former Air Force Secy.: Sexual Assault "is a readiness issue"
In the wake of Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) revealing she was raped by a superior officer will serving in the U.S. Air Force, former Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, joins Ali Velshi to discuss what the military can do to curb sexual assault across its ranks.
WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES CREATION OF U.S. SPACE COMMAND
Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James discusses what the re-established U.S. Space Command means for the future of space within the Pentagon, and how it and a Space Force are “not mutually exclusive.”