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 Fighter Group 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 Fighter Group 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 Fighter Group Education and
Training Office at 907-551-4750.