My Rich Uncle: An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment

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A.J. Kehl
Pub Date:
October 2019
Trade paper, 6 x 9
168 pp.
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About the Book

Want to maximize your time in the United States Air Force? 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 USAF leaders, all of which is geared toward helping fellow airmen find success in their careers by highlighting the cultural things we expect airmen to know, or at least figure out, but which are rarely taught. This book will help you successfully navigate an Air Force 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 airmen 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 who want to get the most out of their service.

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.