Mitchell Boling is the author of the book, Leadership: A View from the Middle. He is currently a Senior Field Engineer. In this role, he has been responsible for leading teams in the performance of operations and maintenance on F-16 and F-35 aircraft flight simulation training devices. During this time period, he also went back to school and earned an MBA. He has been in this role since June 2008, after retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. Mitch joined the Air Force in July 1983, and began training as an aircraft maintainer, specifically learning the avionics systems on the F-16 Fighting Falcon. He worked in this same career field for the next twenty-five years, and held numerous positions of greater responsibility and authority in the aircraft maintenance arena. He also traveled the world in the performance of his work, with numerous permanent and temporary duty assignments in various locations around the globe.