Leadership News

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guard, Reserve Aimen graduate JBER's first SNCO leadership development course

by Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso
477th Fighter Group Public Affairs

2/11/2014 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The 477th Fighter Group graduated its first Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Development class here Jan. 26.

Ten SNCO's from the Alaska Air Guard's 176th Wing and eight from the Air Force Reserve 477th FG attended this two-day course. The class provided the senior noncommissioned officers the opportunity to explore in depth communication, trust, teamwork, and current Air Force Reserve leadership issues and initiatives.

"This course serves as a refresher for the NCO Academy as well as the SNCO Academy," said Tech. Sgt. Heidi Venable, 477th FG Education and Training NCOIC. "Because reservists have the ability to do PME by correspondence it is nice for supervisors to have an opportunity for in-person hands-on training as well as a chance to interact with their peers experiencing similar leadership challenges."

This course uses lecture as well as discussion and experiential learning techniques to convey topic techniques followed with an analysis and feedback discussion. Attendees conducted a personalized assessment of their own leadership abilities and skills.

The 477th FG will be hosting a NCO Leadership Development Course in April, any Staff or Tech. Sgt. interested in attending the class can register by contacting the 477th FG Education and Training Office at 907-551-4750

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