• CLDP: what it is really like

    If someone had mentioned that during the first off-site experience, I would be in tears and hugging a wooden zipline pole about 100 feet in the air as I could feel it sway from side-to-side – you certainly couldn’t have convinced me to sign up. However, there I was gliding through the trees and over

  • Video: AFSOC Commander’s Goals

    Video three of Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold's thoughts and recollections on his time as Air Force Special Operations Command commander. Here, he focuses on the command accomplishing their goals. AFSOC is doing a great job at providing combat ready forces.

  • Video: AFSOC Commander’s Greatest Challenge

    Video two of Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold's thoughts and recollections on his time as Air Force Special Operations Command commander. Here, he focuses on the challenge of recapitalizing all pieces of the command while fighting a war. Airmen have to transition to new aircraft at the same time they are

  • Video: AFSOC Commander’s Top 3 Accomplishments

    Video one of Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold's thoughts and recollections on his time as Air Force Special Operations Command commander. Here, he focuses on his top three accomplishments during his time here.

  • AFSOC commander highlights importance of humility

    Leaders,Recently, the Director of the FBI, Mr. James Comey, sent a note to his work force on the subject of humility. I think we can all learn something from his observations. He noted that one of his weaknesses has been over-confidence. I’m of the opinion that as Air Commandos we must be confident,

  • AFSOC commander issues safety message to Air Commandos

    Air Commandos,Air Force Special Operations Command has an inherently dangerous mission. What we do and where we do it, without question, involves a high degree of risk and our success depends on our ability to mitigate those risks. We’ve suffered losses that were preventable, and the way we prevent

  • When we struggle: Setbacks create progress, answers for future questions

    I have always credited my success to the lifetime of struggles I faced. These instances -- though stressful and tough -- kept me prepared, focused and humble. For each setback, there was progress. I learned and grew from the experiences. I call them “personalized life-changing moments,” specifically