Local

August 30, 2012

Advanced Maintenance School graduates 16 senior noncommissioned officers

Tags:
By Capt Jeremy B. McCraney
USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School

The United States Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School graduated 16 senior noncommissioned officers at its fifth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course, Aug. 17, 2012, here at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School continued to expand combat capability across the Air Force with the graduation of its fifth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course on Aug. 17, 2012.

“AMSC students are selected from across the maintenance community because they have demonstrated superb leadership and a dedication to excellence,” said Lt. Col. Brian Moore USAF AMMOS commandant. “They possess the greatest potential to expand our combat capability through the application of advanced aircraft and munitions maintenance tactics, techniques and procedures. AMMOS is an advanced combat support school that is extremely challenging and fast paced, and in AMSC we teach expeditionary combat support skills to make these senior noncommissioned officers more capable warriors for our nation.”

The AMSC was approved in 2009 as a six-week, graduate level course to provide advanced education in expeditionary logistics and Agile Combat Support to SNCOs in the aircraft maintenance community. The course graduates are qualified in all aspects of effects-based logistics through the phases of Agile Combat Support: Readying the Force, Preparing the Battle Space, Positioning the Force, Employing and Sustaining the Force, and Recovering the Force.

Graduates understand principles of contingency and crisis action planning, and can integrate expeditionary combat support to enable effective combat sortie generation. They can skillfully manage aircraft fleet-health challenges to ensure combat readiness and more effectively support an Air Campaign. Course graduates are able to share their knowledge with subordinates, peers and leadership to build more capable maintenance professionals across the Air Force. Additionally, they act as advisors to leadership on aircraft and munitions maintenance operations at home station or deployed.

“I am extremely proud of this AMSC class,” said Maj. Jennifer Gurganus, USAF AMMOS director of operations. “The class came together as a strong team and mastered aircraft and munitions maintenance tactics, techniques and procedures. I am looking forward to hearing back from these graduates as to how they are applying what they learned at AMMOS to their home station jobs. I am sure they will enhance the maintenance community by fulfilling their AMMOS graduate roles of being producers, mentors, and advisors.”

To mark the occasion, Chief Master Sgt. Terry West, 8th Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt., served as a class mentor and graduation guest speaker.

“Leadership is all about ensuring mission readiness, stewardship, possessing a commitment to servant leadership and building relationships,” West said. “Through their curriculum, USAF AMMOS has charged these future leaders of our Air Force to create world class organizations, lead from the front, middle, and back and look for credibility as opposed to taking credit.”

For a full listing of those graduating from the USAF Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course, Class 2012B, go to www.nellis.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Staff Sgt. Christopher Beier, 57th Wing Air Traffic Controller, monitors radar activity on the newly installed Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, Oct. 15 a...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Gary Nellis, son of the late 1st Lt. William Harrell Nellis, Nellis Air Force Base’s namesake, stands in front of memorabilia he has of his father at his home in Henderson, Nev....
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson

799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Members of the 432nd Wing Staff team fill a drum to complete the ‘Bucket Brigade’ final event during a fire muster challenge at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 10. The 4th An...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley

Seymour Johnson hosts latest round of Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment testing

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley Airman 1st Class Kyle Rogers (left), an Aircrew Flight Equipment specialist assigned to the 355th Operations Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr.

First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. Master Sgt. Phelipe Salinas speaks to his athletes during the 2014 Warrior Games at the Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 2. Salinas is the first sergean...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Armory: A home for weapons

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Jaime Romo, 99th Security Forces Squadron armorer, puts a M-240 rifle away after clearing the weapon at the 99th SFS armory at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin