Flight commanders gather for annual workshop
By Debbie Gildea, 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs
/ Published May 15, 2019
JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Flight commanders from the 340th Flying Training Group’s six flying training squadrons gathered last week in Fredericksburg, Texas, for the annual flight commanders’ workshop.
Although topics of discussion ranged from improving and standardizing processes to highlighting individual and team contributions, the primary purpose of the workshop was to prepare flight commanders for the challenges and opportunities of leadership at the flight level, said 340th FTG Director of Operations Lt. Col. Brent Drown.
Additional education and discussion covered evaluations and awards processes, promotions, the role of development teams and the Airman gaining process. Headquarters briefers included group judge advocate Lt. Col. Jackie Christilles, health services NCO Tech. Sgt. Alecia Lovci, and plans and programs chief Lt. Col. James Morgan, who discussed legal expectations, line of duty determinations, deployment guidance and developmental education opportunities.
Maj. David Mitchell, 96th Flying Training Squadron, facilitated discussion on what is and is not working, after which Drown wrapped up the three-day workshop with a question-and-answer session.