The Chief’s Creed

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I was very blessed to do the funeral service this week for Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired) Linda Kay Alley. Linda entered the USSAF in  1969, when the Women’s Air Force was known as WAF (Women’s Air Force). Linda retired from the USAF, after 28 years of service, at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Linda continued to serve her country as a civilian for many years, as she did her Church. She retired from Civil Service in August of 2018. Most everyone referred to her as “CHIEF” out of much love and respect.

This was read by a lovely lady who served with Linda in the Air Force……..I asked her if I could have the Creed, I will type it as it is…..IT PREACHES! This really touched me…..it is missing in many. I am so blessed by the Lord to do funerals, if we pay attention to God speaking to us during the service, we will learn much. I learn as I preach and listen to loved ones.

The Words, The Chief’s Creed.

Chief Master Sergeants are individually to be regarded as people….

Who cannot be bought

whose word is their bond;

who put character above wealth;

who possess opinions and a will;

who are larger than their vocations;

who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;

who do not hesitate to take chances;

who will be honest in small things as in great ones;

who will make no compromise with wrong;

whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires and interests;

who will not say they do it, “because everybody else does it”

who are true to their friends through good report, and evil report, in adversity as well as prosperity.

who do not beleive that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;

who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for truth when it is unpopular, who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the world is saying “yes”

The Creed preaches, but, Linda’s life preaches even more, a life of service.

What will you and I be remembered for?

 

 

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