“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership,” said Colin Powell. This has long been one of my favorite quotes about leadership. Leadership in the military is built upon service to those in your charge. Even the origins of the word imply it. The term originates from the French word, sergeant, which means a “servant, a valet or a court official.” All these words derive from the Latin term, serviēns, which means “servant or soldier.” As a First Sergeant we are charged with being the first servants to our amazing Airmen. Once you make the rank of Master Sergeant, it is implied that not only are you a master of your job, but you have mastered the concept of serving ranks both junior and senior to you. That is how we continue to build an enduring and lethal force.