RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- It all started during a staff meeting when I was at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Seeing a major I didn't know, I introduced myself. In reply she spoke a sentence that still echoes in my mind.
"Hello chief, I'm Maj. Jennifer Halter, I am a crew chief on the human weapons system," she said.
Puzzled, I asked for clarification and she replied, "I am a crew chief on the human weapons system. I maintain the critical emotional guidance system of our most valued asset."
She was our new mental health officer.