My Rich Uncle: An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment

Current Stock:
Gift wrapping:
Options available
A.J. Kehl
Pub Date:
October 2019
Trade paper, 6 x 9
168 pp.
Signed bookplates:


Purchase your eBook here!

About the Book


Want to maximize your time in the military? Want to know what it really takes to be successful while serving your country? Ever just want someone to keep it real on the topics that mean the most to you? A.J. Kehl, a Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) in the U.S. Air Force, does just that and more in My Rich Uncle: An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment.


Kehl’s well-crafted guide is designed with one purpose in mind: To make sure you make the most out of your time in the armed forces. Sgt. Kehl distinguishes his book from any other you will read, pointing out all the important things that rarely, if ever, make it to print. Hot items such as promotion, leadership, networking, and traveling make this a must-read for anyone now on active duty, thinking of joining the military, or who has spent time within this unique lifestyle.


My Rich Uncle includes an invaluable collection of knowledge, wisdom, and insight from numerous military leaders, all of which is geared toward helping fellow military members find success in their careers. It highlights the cultural things we expect men and women to know, or at least figure out, but which are rarely taught. This book will help you successfully navigate a military career by providing insight into the expectations and the steps for YOU to take in order to maximize your service time and set yourself up for success. It also highlights little known programs, like Air Force Lean and Continuous Process Improvement, that empower members to find root cause solutions and reduce time-wasting practices that do not further your career.


My Rich Uncle: An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment is written by an airman for men and women in all branches who want to get the most out of their service.



"A no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guide to pursuing a successful military career." - Midwest Book Review


“This is a military guide like no other!” — J. Lewis, Command CMSgt (Ret.)


“The author has put together a masterpiece collection of knowledge, wisdom, and insight.” — Lt. Col. J. Failing


“A recipe for success.” — L. Manley, CMSgt (Ret.)


A.J. Kehl is a Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) in the USAF and the veteran of two tours in Iraq. He began his career as a Fire Protection Apprentice, graduated from the Louis F. Garland Fire Academy in 2003, and has served around the world in a wide variety of posts. Sgt. Kehl is the recipient of several awards, and was named the 2017 Senior Fire Officer of the Year for the Department of Defense. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.