22nd AF leaders gather at 433rd TRS for senior leader summit

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  • By Janis El Shabazz, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs

JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Maj. Gen. Craig LaFave, 22nd Air Force commander, and 22nd AF wing senior leaders traveled to the 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas for a senior leader summit Nov. 13-15.


Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria, 433rd TRS commander, welcomed the numbered Air Force senior leaders, and provided an overview of the squadron’s mission and its total force integration with the 737th Training Group. Victoria’s team plays a significant role in preparing approximately 37,000 enlisted trainees each year for military service. The 433rd TRS (assigned to the 340th Flying Training Group headquartered at JBSA-Randolph) is unique to Air Force Reserve Command as the only Reserve military training instructor unit.


Victoria was pleased at the chance to provide working facilities for the 22nd AF SLS and the opportunity to give NAF senior leaders a close-up view of how the squadron molds the next generation of Airmen.


“Among the info shared with General LaFave, I was most excited to tell him about the establishment of four Reserve-only squadrons slated for graduation on Dec. 14,” said Victoria. “This venture lightens the active duty MTI load a bit and allows us to showcase execution capability for our wartime mission.”


The summit served as an opportunity for NAF leaders to discuss readiness policy updates, professional development, strategic planning, squadron revitalization and more.


Other summit highlights included lunch with a class of basic trainees, an MTI graduation ceremony and a town hall hosted by LaFave.