USAF leader who wrote essay about respecting subordinates fired for disrespecting subordinates


The top enlisted man of a South Carolina fighter wing was quietly removed from his position after he was allegedly found to be disrespectful and unprofessional.

Chief Master Sergeant Jason Morehouse was relieved by Colonel Derek O’Malley of Shaw Air Force Base’s 20th Fighter Wing on October 2.

According to the Air Force Times, O’Malley discovered Morehouse had been rude to fellow Airmen, and “was not treating others with professionalism, kindness and respect.”

My entire command focus has been about building a culture at Shaw where we are truly listening to our airmen, taking care of one another and treating each other with professionalism, kindness and respect,” O’Malley said in the interview. “I have made a commitment to my airmen and their families that I will do everything in my power to lead a wing that stands by our values at all times. This means I will never walk by a problem when it is brought to my attention.”

Ironically, Morehouse had been the author of an entire essay concerning treating others with respect, and emphasised the importance of being a good listener when it comes to disputes.

“How can you use this to benefit the team and positively impact the mission? Give feedback often and set high, but achievable, expectations,” Morehouse wrote in the essay, obtained by Task&Purpose. “Hold them accountable to these expectations and apply the appropriate corrective actions where and when needed. If nobody is dying, then there is plenty of time to get both sides of the story.”

Morehouse is still on duty, but no longer in a supervisory role.

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