Base Detachment Borinquen Leadership Philosophy and Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
Supervisor: LCDR Lars Tormey
Leadership Philosophy: Respectfully teaming with one another every day to get the job done
Mission: The mission of Base Detachment Borinquen is to humbly, safely, and efficiently deliver
prioritized support that is in alignment with CG policies and local instructions in order to facilitate CG
and Federal Gov’t operational missions in Western Puerto Rico (Selfless Service)
Vision: a cohesive team of selfless professionals critical to safe and effective flight operations at CG
Airsta Borinquen, as well as an enabler of other Federal Gov’t missions in Puerto Rico, achieved through
collaboration and the routine delivery, continuous improvement, and skillful implementation of the most practical of available solutions. (Teamwork)
Respect- Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times. Period. This is and should always be a
great place to come to work. Diversity of thought is what will bring us to the best solutions and get us all
out earlier in the day and to go home and spend more quality time with our families with more to give
to them. Share information! Cross train each other. Pull others up to where you are at professionally.
Develop others around you- junior or senior. Get to know each other- break bread together. Laugh. Ask
questions. Expand your experience of life and work by understanding the experiences of those around
you. Be sensitive enough to know when someone needs help personally or professionally and go out of
your way to either help them yourself or point them to helpful resources. Many years from now, I
believe that it will be the relationships we have developed with one another that we will be the longest-
lasting of our experiences and the thing that we will remember and cherish the most.
Team- We are here in Borinquen to support the Air Station and federal partners in saving lives and
busting bad guys. Your work enables those missions to happen every day and to happen well. We are all
on the same team- across agencies, across units, across departments/divisions/branches, and across
management/employees. We are all on the federal government team delivering value to the taxpayer.
We are much more effective when we are in close communications with each other and pulling the
same direction and for one another. Figure out ways to communicate more effectively especially face-
to face. Personal conflict is inevitable. Seek advice from mentors when dealing with uncomfortable
personal conflicts and settle it early and as professionally as possible.
Work- We are here to get a job done. Never be satisfied with the status quo. Come to work ready to set
the world on fire every day. Always be seeking new ways to improve our business lines and make work
more efficient. Find the balance between following old and instituting new processes and realizing when
a situation doesn’t fit the norm and needs some sort of special attention and ingenuity. Be honest in all
aspects of all your dealings. When we complete quality work, you will have something to be proud of
and confidence to tackle the next job.