To be honest and fair, I should say that my limited DMO time did teach me the importance of contracts, attention to detail, Technical Air Worthiness, spreadsheets, and a new respect for the amount of tosh that Engineers have to deal with. Oops, I missed risk adversion. Based on my 3 years of observation, it was a true miracle that KC-30A was ever introduced to service through the various 'flight safety' empires. I'm guessing that the 2014 sandpit deployment helped considerably.
Now if only the same degree of enthusiasm was spent on operational flying training. I know, TAA is a necessary evil but saying 'no' seems to be the default answer for anything new with a committee of experts allowed to pontificate for long periods of time instead of the SQN authorising system just getting on with the job.