You don’t have to be one of to stand with Published April 7, 2010 By Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Bradley 188th Fighter Wing Human Resources advisor FORT SMITH, Ark. -- As leaders in the Air National Guard, we are privileged to be strategically situated at the crossroads of change and hope for our Airmen. We are fortunate to be involved in an ANG that is fundamentally about betterment. That is the betterment of oneself as well as others. We have a chance to be involved with our Airmen when they are undergoing the process of change in their journey of self-discovery. We are given the gift of exerting some influence on the future of our Air National Guard. We are given a chance at leadership. As an Air National Guard member we should all feel the crushing burden of our moral responsibility to lead by example and focus on developing Airmen competencies and creating a productive culture, which we define as one that respects individuals and their differences, fosters teamwork, promotes flexibility and supports a balance between personal and professional lives. Diversity and the Air National Guard encompass a wide range of behaviors expected of every Airman, at every level, including treating all with dignity and respect, integrating ideas and collaborating with others, exhibiting behaviors that reflect a high degree of integrity and ethics, and building effective working relationships. We all have a part in the efforts to maximize a diverse ANG that demonstrates the moral courage to realize that you don't have to be one of to stand with. To learn more on how to support your airmen contact the 188th Human Resources advisor at extension ext. 5574 or visit the office in the wing headquarters building.