2 dozen complete 340 FTG-hosted senior NCO leadership course

Col Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group, welcomes students attending the group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Sept. 22-23. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debbie Gildea)

Col Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group, welcomes students attending the group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Sept. 22-23. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debbie Gildea)

Col. Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group, chats with Chief Master Sgt. Brian Pinsky,

Col. Roger Suro, 340th Flying Training Group, chats with Chief Master Sgt. Brian Pinsky, 433rd Airlift Wing Command Chief, prior to welcoming students to the group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Sept. 22-23. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debbie Gildea)

Chief Master Sgt. Martha Roy, co-instructor during the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course

Chief Master Sgt. Martha Roy, co-instructor during the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course, introduces students to “whole brain thinking” during the Sept. 22-23 class held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debbie Gildea)

Master Sgt. Erin Bush, co-instructor during the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course

Master Sgt. Erin Bush, co-instructor during the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command Senior Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course, tallies student demographics to illustrate qualities and characteristics they have in common during the Sept. 22-23 class held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debbie Gildea)

Reserve senior noncommissioned officers attending the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command senior NCO leadership course

Reserve senior noncommissioned officers attending the 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command senior NCO leadership course held here Sept. 22-23 pose for a class photo. (Photo by MSgt. Fernando Prendez, 433rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas).

JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas --

Two dozen Air Force Reserve senior noncommissioned officers completed a 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command senior NCO leadership course held here Sept. 22-23.

 

Conducted by Chief Master Sgt. Martha Roy, 908th Force Support Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and Master Sgt. Erin Bush, 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., the two-day information-packed course exposed participants to concepts and skills critical to leadership development.

 

“The 340th is all about developing great leaders and great Airmen,” 340th FTG Commander Col. Roger Suro said during opening remarks. “Great leaders take care of their Airmen and great Airmen take care of the mission, and that is what this course is about.”

 

Course modules included education and learning activities on topics such as whole-brain thinking, teamwork and coaching, creativity, communication, and negotiation and conflict resolution.

 

“Senior NCOs are critical to developing strong future leaders, so providing them with this array of tools helps them care for and develop great citizen Airmen,” the commander said.

 

The course helps participants recognize their own leadership styles and strengths, and shows them how to use their strengths to encourage, develop and motivate Airmen.

 

Attendees also benefitted from peer development and benchmarking opportunities.

 

“The course was a welcome opportunity to network with my fellow senior NCOs, and learn what enhancements I can make to become a more effective supervisor and wingman,” said Master Sgt. Gavin Jordan, NCO in charge of 340th FTG force management.

 

Course graduates include the following:

MSgt. Richard Baker, 433rd Training Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Patrick Bloom, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.

MSgt. Nathan Bowles, 731st AS, PAFB, Colo.

SMSgt. Andrea Cote, 70th Flying Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.

MSgt. Robert Cushman, 625th Air Communications Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Andrew Davis, 433rd Airlift Wing Health Professionals Recruiting, San Antonio, Texas

MSgt. Lisa M. Flores, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, PAFB, Colo.

MSgt. Paul A. Franklin, 302nd LRS, PAFB, Colo.

MSgt. Robert Gage, 39th Aerial Port Squadron, PAFB, Colo.

MSgt. Allison Garces, 854th Combat Operations Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Montague Hebert, 482nd Maintenance Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.

MSgt. Casaundra Hernandez, 854th COS, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Aaron R. Johnson, OL AD Air Reserve Technician Recruiter, Air Force Recruiting, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Gavin Jordan, Headquarters 340th FTG, JBSA-Randolph, Texas

MSgt. Robert J. Landeck, 302nd Operations Group, PAFB, Colo.

MSgt. Alicia Marshall, 433rd Operations Support Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Fernando Prendez. 433rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Gail S. Ratcliff, 10th Flight Test Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

MSgt. Jennifer M. Robles, HQ 340th FTG, JBSA-Randolph, Texas

MSgt. Matthew D. Tollefson, 820th Intel Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.

MSgt. Jeffrey Walker, Air Force Reserve Officer Accessions, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

MSgt. Kourtney Willich, HQ 340th FTG, JBSA-Randolph, Texas

SMSgt. Wallace E. Wood, 854th COS, JBSA-Lackland, Texas