Air Force Chief of Staff targets improved quality of service
“Morale and readiness are inextricably linked, and where you’ll find high readiness, you’ll find high morale,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said.
He said service members understand their expected quality of life and living situation while on duty.
“I’ve never had someone come back from a deployment and say, ‘The best thing about that deployment was the chow or the room,’" he said. "They will eat and live wherever we put them.”
Deployed troops are often put in areas where the “quality of life” is far below standard; however, the general said he hears no complaints.
“Some airmen are living in rough conditions, and yet there are no complaints, because they are doing what they signed up to do,” he said.
Goldfein said today's Air Force personnel are collectively completing a mission with the rightmind set, no matter where they are.
“The key is making sure that type of attitude happens not just overseas, but at home stations,” he said.
The U.S. units are operational and ready for any job, Goldfein said.
"They have the spare parts and supplies they need for immediate operations,” the general said.