NEWS | Oct. 1, 2021

Message to the Flock: New Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling commander ready to lead with H.E.A.R.T.

By Col. Cat Logan, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing Commander

Thank you for the warm welcome into the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Family and for the beautiful change of command ceremony!  I am excited to be part of this incredible team and join you all at such an exciting time.  

Over the years, I’ve developed a leader philosophy.  I call it Logan’s Slogan, and it’s how I aim to live every single day, and I’ll ask the same of you – that we “Do it with H.E.A.R.T – Honesty, Effort, Attitude, Respect, and Teamwork!”

We rely on our hearts for life every second of every day.  I view this as a metaphor to how we should approach our personal interactions, our missions, and our lives.  We enable multiple critical missions and assets for the Department of Defense and our Nation’s democracy in ways that have global reach and impact.  When our hearts are healthy, they pump perfectly, bringing us life to start a new day with vigor.  My goal is for our installation to perpetuate a healthy environment and culture by doing everything we do with H.E.A.R.T!

Honesty: Honesty is having integrity and being truthful and sincere. It’s doing the right thing when no one is looking.  Honesty builds trust, and trust is one of the most important qualities in organizations. Likewise, we must have honesty and integrity in decision making. This is essential to our mission success. 

Effort: Always give 100 percent. Be better than you were yesterday. Maximize your potential. Leave everything better than you found it.  

Attitude: Have a positive attitude. Be optimistic. Studies have proven that positive attitudes result in better health, better relationships, and increased focus and concentration leading to better performance. Have a positive attitude for yourself and in order to deliver the greatest results for our mission.  

Respect: Just be nice! Be kind, compassionate and understanding of the feelings, rights, and traditions of others. Create an inclusive environment for all to maximize their potential. Do not discriminate, and embrace diversity.

Teamwork: It’s all about the team members and working together. We must foster cooperation, collaboration and dependability in our relationships. We need every single member on the team to execute the mission successfully.  

I can’t wait to get out and about and meet all of you.  Thank you for the positive impact you are having every day with a focus on Readiness, Partnerships, and Heritage, and for making JBAB the best experience all of us will ever have!