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Retired General teaches Airman NCO Council what it takes to be a leader

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  • By Airman Rachel Simones
  • 178 Wing Public Affairs
Retired Gen. Robert L. Boggs, the Deputy Director of the People and Culture Directorate, visited Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio to speak to the Airman NCO Council, Sept. 12.

Boggs discussed the history of his military service and taught Airmen what it takes to be a leader.

His steps to success included having a vision, empowering others, being an expert at something, having values, understanding when it's time to listen, and building meaningful relationships with others.

"Everything I've accomplished has been based on relationships," Boggs said.

He emphasized the importance of maintaining balance and learning to communicate effectively with others.

"Our business in leadership is the people," said Boggs.

During his base visit he received a gift from the 178 Wing to honor his dedicated service and to thank him for providing valuable insight to the Airman NCO Council.

Boggs served as the personnel/training manager for the 178th Fighter Group from 1971-1981. In his current position, he serves over the People Support, People Development and Culture Divisions at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime.