Liberty Spark is a grassroots movement aimed at solving unit-level problems for Airmen. We offer engagement across both local and international academia, industry partners, and technology start-ups to create and sustain a transformative and innovative culture. Through connecting our intrapreneurs to new tools, new methodologies, funding sources, industry collaboration, or just offering a diverse perspective on project development, we empower Airmen by cultivating and accelerating their ideas to bring the tools to the Warfighter today!
Who we are and where we are going
How we operate and the culture we cultivate
Meet the team that' here to serve
Empower Airmen by cultivating and accelerating their ideas to shape tomorrow’s Warfighter today.
We are a team helping to develop innovators that challenge traditional methods and accelerate the creation and implementation of ideas while fostering competitive team dynamics at RAF Lakenheath
We include and excel together
We cultivate trust, treat one another with respect, and assume good intentions. We actively include different perspectives and work cooperatively within and across departments and units. We thrive when we celebrate the diversity in our community and our common commitment to equity, inclusion, and equal access to all Airmen.
We do not fear failure, we embrace it
We develop sustainable solutions that help our stakeholders thrive. We are willing to take intelligent risks, make mistakes, and learn from our experiences.
We reduce unnecessary steps, Non-Value added tasks, and make it easier to get things done. Our solutions are common where they can be, custom where it counts.
We measure what matters
We report on how Innovators have saved time, saved money, increased lethality, and increased efficiency. Our results have to be measurable and accurate to support our Airmens' efforts.
We are accountable to each other
We evaluate individual and team performance, make transparent decisions, and follow through on our commitments. We recognize excellence and give and receive constructive feedback at all levels to help us improve.
We focus on service
We provide timely, excellent service to Airmen, work-centers, and other stakeholders. We emphasize service over bureaucracy whenever possible.
We embrace, adapt to and drive change
We must accept change because the world is changing daily. By accepting that problems are occurring in every single work center, we can embrace the opportunity to pivot and drive how we do business, setting up the organization for future success.
We consider the needs of the people we work within our communication – and make sure our expectations are clear.
Bad news isn’t like wine. We share information right away and err on the side of over-communication.
This is a safe place to make honest mistakes. Tell us about them right away and we can work through them.
We are mindful of providing sufficient time for others to respond to our requests.
We work in a lot of gray areas. We empower each other to make our best decisions and move on.
If we don’t agree, that’s okay. Disagreements can be healthy. However, once a decision is made, it’s up to all of us to support it.
We honor each other’s requests to keep something confidential.
We don’t endorse and actively discourage gossip.
We’re human beings, and we recognize that we may not be at our best every day, but we still bring it.
We are prepared, on time, and ready to contribute.
Operations is the heart and soul of Liberty Spark. They are a diverse team of incredibly driven servant leaders dispatched to aid our internal Ideators with their problem sets.
Communications maintains our internal and external marketing strategies. They are the experts that drive content creation, execute our media programs, and ensure our message is loud and clear amongst our stakeholders.
Networking is crucial in our efforts to bring together academia, industry, and technology start ups to our Airmen here in the UK. Our Networking Team doesn't just bridge gaps, they lay the infrastructure for true multi-domain collaboration
Programs run our training and development sections. While the Technology Team integrates technology for the Warfighters, the Programs Team gets to educate, and teach our Warfighters on the merits of it all. Programs help innovators innovate!
This is where the fun stuff takes place. Our Technology Team researches and develops future technologies for innovators to learn on, prototype solutions, and implement with their units.
We are looking for support team members to help carry out day-to-day activities. Looking to get plugged into the ecosystem?
We are looking for driven and financial savvy members to join our finance team. Do you have what it takes to assist with the Innovation Mission?
We are looking for smart people to learn about and maintain our rapidly growing future tech. Like to play with the latest tech toys?
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