MACDILL AFB, Nov. 29, 2016 —
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command recently met with U.S. Air Force civilian employees and provided an overview of the CENTCOM vision, the current mission, and strategic approach.
Votel explained U.S. Central Command’s top priorities:
- Ensure an effective posture.
- Strengthen relationships with allies.
- Deter and counter state aggression.
- Disrupt and counter violent extremism.
Votel expressed his desire that the command attracts and retains the very best people to support these critical priorities and that they are fully enabled to develop and contribute to the mission.
He further stressed the need to develop our future leaders through timely feedback from supervisors, mentorship programs, and opportunities and resources for growth, while noting the importance of timely and appropriate recognition for superior performance throughout an employee’s tenure with the command.
The command intends to hold three town halls next year with varying agendas to convey useful information to the civilian workforce and to take questions and recommendations.