❝3 For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned like a hearth.
4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass,
So that I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of the sound of my groaning
My bones cling to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I lie awake,
And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.❞
Reflection by Alan Peaslee
In April of 2005, I assumed command of my Air National Guard Medical Group. I was selected for command earlier than expected, but I had two highly experienced NCO’s who would see me through the transition. Chief Master Sargent Sudduth and our beloved 1st Sargent Moses Haynes who was regarded, and has been publicly recognized, as the best first Sargent in the Georgia Air National Guard. Both of these men has been in the unit, in those positions, for more than 8 years, so my commander and I had every confidence we were set.