“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” In this episode, I chat with Colonel Heather Blackwell, Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. We talk about why self-assessments are an important tool to build a successful career, creating an environment and tuning your sensors to allow honest feedback to be given to you, and how the small yet consistent habit of self-reflection can empower yourself to be better every day.
Colonel Heather W. Blackwell is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. She leads a staff and three subordinate units responsible for delivering strategic and enterprise-level cyberspace efforts to increase the U.S. Air Force’s ability to provide combat forces to Combatant Commanders. Colonel Blackwell provides the strategic vision, policy, guidance and advocacy to drive the engineering and integration to build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. She is responsible to organize, train and equip cyberspace capability and communications for the command’s 35 wings, 1,000 aircraft, 12 bases and 242 worldwide operating locations with 156,739 total force military personnel.
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