Talking About Training

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, speaks to a group of Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing during a recruiting session at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017.  Recorder spoke of the need for qualified Airmen to train the Air Force of tomorrow and all the benefits, tangible and intangible, that come with the job.  Airmen were able to get their questions answered about becoming a MTI and meet individually with Recorder after the session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, speaks to a group of Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing during a recruiting session at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017. Recoder spoke of the need for qualified Airmen to train the Air Force of tomorrow and all the benefits, tangible and intangible, that come with the job. Airmen were able to get their questions answered about becoming a MTI and meet individually with Recoder after the session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force trainees from the 307th Developmental Training Flight come to attention during a training session with Master Sgt.  Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Feb. 11, 2017.  Recorder gave an interactive talk to the trainees who are waiting to go to basic military training, helping them prepare for the experience.  His primary message was to be prepared for anything and pay attention to detail.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force trainees from the 307th Developmental Training Flight come to attention during a training session with Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Feb. 11, 2017. Recoder gave an interactive talk to the trainees who are waiting to go to basic military training, helping them prepare for the experience. His primary message was to be prepared for anything and pay attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force trainees from the 307th Developmental Training Flight pay close attention to Master Sgt.  Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, during a speech at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017.  The 307th DTF is designed to help trainees who have enlisted and are waiting to go to basic military training.  Recorder was on hand to tell the trainees how to best prepare physically and mentally for the challenges of BMT.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force trainees from the 307th Developmental Training Flight pay close attention to Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor, during a speech at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017. The 307th DTF is designed to help trainees who have enlisted and are waiting to go to basic military training. Recoder was on hand to tell the trainees how to best prepare physically and mentally for the challenges of BMT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Davon Anderson, 307th Logistical Readiness Squadron fuels journeyman, asks a question during a session to recruit military training instructors at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017.  The question and answer session was part of a presentation by Master Sgt. Carlos Recorder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor.  The 433rd TRS is in need of more than 30 instructors to train Air Force recruits during basic military training.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Davon Anderson, 307th Logistical Readiness Squadron fuels journeyman, asks a question during a session to recruit military training instructors at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 11, 2017. The question and answer session was part of a presentation by Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd Training Squadron military training instructor. The 433rd TRS is in need of more than 30 instructors to train Air Force recruits during basic military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Barksdale Air Force Base, La. -- A military training instructor from the 433rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, visited the 307th Bomb Wing Feb. 11, 2017, looking for the best of the best to help train the future of the U.S. Air Force. Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, 433rd TRS MTI, came to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to recruit Air Force Reserve members as MTIs, as well as to speak with trainees of the 307th Developmental Training Flight about the best ways to prepare for basic military training. 

 
During the MTI recruiting session, Recoder told the potential applicants about the 433rd TRS, its mission and being an instructor. 

“For those interested in becoming MTIs in the Air Force, there are many opportunities available,” said Recoder. “We have more than 30 traditional reservist positions open, so now is a great time to explore this rewarding career field.” 

In order to qualify, applicants must be a staff sergeant or technical sergeant with one year time-in-grade, and be at least four years from high year tenure. They also must have a current composite score of 80 or better on the physical training test with no failures in the past 12 month. With the requirements come many benefits, including monthly special duty pay and travel pay for unit training assemblies. 

“The greatest benefit is watching young trainees grow week by week, gaining confidence and finally becoming full-fledged Airmen," said Recoder. “I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to have parents come up to you at graduation and express how thankful they are for what you did for their son or daughter.” 

To find out more about becoming an Air Force Reserve MTI call 210-671-2410 or email 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.