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