A Message From The CSAF

by General Mark A. Welsh III

Fellow Airmen,

This year’s CSAF Reading List was designed to build understanding. There are stories of
Airmen, fellow Service members, and leaders from many different backgrounds. I bet
there’s a book, a movie, a piece of artwork, or a TED Talk in there that you can relate to.
I encourage you to try and find your own story in one of the selections.

I’m no Bill Shakespeare…but I know good books when I see ‘em! I hope they inspire
you to tell your Air Force story.

Mark A. Welsh III
General, USAF
Chief of Staff

Gen Mark A. Welsh III

About General Mark A. Welsh III

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense,National Security Council and the President. General Welsh was born in San Antonio, Texas. He entered the Air Force in June 1976 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions. Prior to his current position, he was Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe.