Diamond notes: Trust a function of Air Force core values

By Master Sgt. Robert M. Tibi: 27th SOMG

Relationships built and sustained on trust are something so essential to making an organization as large and diverse as the 27 Special Operations Wing effective that its importance cannot be understated. In fact, it both resonates throughout and functions as the framework for our core values.

Author Steven Covey contends that trust is a function of character and competence. Character includes integrity, motive and intent; while competence includes skills, results, and capabilities. The dictionary definition of trust is the assumed reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone. To be trusted means confidence has been given that you will consistently deliver expected results with competent behavior and displayed integrity. Think for a moment about our core values and it will become evident where trust fits in.