Chief focuses on key ‘Aim Points’

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  • By TSgt. Dan Heaton
  • 127th Wing Public Affairs
Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling is the 11th command chief of the Air National Guard. In his position, Hotaling is responsible for matters influencing the health, morale and welfare of the roughly 90,000 enlisted Airmen in the Air National Guard and their families.

Hotaling began his career as a Special Tactics Combat Controller on active duty and later served in the Coast Guard Reserve and the Air Force Reserve before joining the Oregon Air National Guard.

Hotaling highlights three "Aim Points" in his role as ANG command chief:

· Renew Our Commitment to the Profession of Arms. This is to be accomplished by focus on performance and training; leadership, mentorship and supervision; deliberate development of Airmen; a focus on education requirements; a new inspection system being rolled out in the ANG; and the use of the Air Force Instruction 36-2618, also known as the "Little Brown Book," as the guiding principle for Airmen.

· Health of the Force. This includes resilience of individual Airmen in the areas of mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being; Sexual Assault Prevention & Response; safety; and the use of technology.

· Recognize/Embrace our Accomplishments. This includes telling our story as Airmen; the formal and informal recognition of individual and group achievements; and how each Airman fits into the larger mission.

More details on Hotaling's Aim Points can be found at the chief's official web page: