Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the oldest major command in the Air Force. Its training mission makes it the first command to touch the life of nearly every Air Force member.

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Commentaries on Leadership

The following commentaries were written by Ret. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz during his tenure as AETC Commander.

Thank You


Leaders Come in All Sizes


Ordinary People Becoming Extraordinary Airmen


Love your people


Professional advocacy


The intellectual resource

Sustaining a wingman culture


Force management




The solid foundation


A dynamic tradition


A mentor's influence


Jessica's legacy


Spotting disasters


Cherish your spouse

A tale of two instructors

Technological change

Building a winning team

It's all about service

The art of objective decision-making

Develop your vision

Greeting Carmen

Today's Airmen

Creating candor

Leading in lean times

Strengthening the Air Force family

Doing the right thing

At war in cyberspace

The continuum of training

We are all accountable

Look into their eyes

Staying safe in the real world

Getting back to basics