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Toward a Fail-Safe Air Force Culture:

Creating a Resilient Future While Avoiding Past Mistakes

Lt Col Todd C. Ericson, USAF
2012, 29 pages
Cost: $0, AU Press Code: MP-66



Col Steve Goldfein, commander of the 1st Fighter Wing, summed up his responsibility stating, "In the end, commanders do only two things—provide vision and set the environment. Almost everything you do for the organization falls into one of these categories."1 Unfortunately, it is often in the wake of incidents, tragedies, or failures that shortcomings are exposed.


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