Salutes & Awards

February 28, 2014

AMMOS graduates AMSC Class 14A

Capt Daniel J. Gregorich
Sr. Instructor, USAF AMMOS

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated a milestone recently, graduating its eighth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 14, here.

“The United States Air Force AMMOS is an institution for warriors. Students are selected because they have the greatest potential as graduates to expand combat capability,” said Lt. Col. Brian Moore, USAF AMMOS commandant.

“We kept their training tough, placed them in nearly impossible scenarios and gave them less time to find solutions than any of them would have wanted. Our school is that way for a reason. The Air Force is stronger today because of their efforts; and as they use the skills which they have learned to lead our Airmen, the Air Force will be stronger tomorrow.”

The AMSC was approved by Head Quarters Air Force Logistics in 2009 as a six-week course to provide graduate-level education in expeditionary logistics and agile combat support to senior NCOs in the aircraft and munitions maintenance community. AMSC graduates are producers as highly skilled tactical and operational maintenance senior NCOs, capable of effectively leading aircraft and munitions maintenance operations at home station or deployed.

Graduates can skillfully manage aircraft fleet-health and overall unit readiness challenges to ensure combat-ready weapons systems in support of an air campaign.

Graduates will plan and execute a unit’s flying hour program and can efficiently deploy forces to successfully accomplish expeditionary combat operations.

They can design and execute munitions operations and production. Graduates are charged to effectively share their knowledge as mentors to their peers and subordinates. They also act as advisors to wing leadership on aircraft and munitions maintenance at home station or deployed.

“I am extremely proud of this AMSC class. The class came together as a strong team and mastered 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,” said Maj. Jennifer Gurganus, USAF AMMOS director of operations.

To mark the occasion, Col. Max Stitzer, the commander of the 452d Maintenance Group, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., served as the graduation guest speaker.

He addressed the graduates, saying, “As leaders, we should expect excellence not only in ourselves, but in those we lead. Expecting excellence is not the same as expecting perfection; it is important that we are able to understand the dissimilarities among those we lead, while upholding excellence in ourselves, bring-out excellence in others, to help them become better than they thought they could be.”

Graduating from the USAF AMSC, Class 14A:

  • Chief Master Sgt. John G. Boullett
    Mcconnell Air Force Base, Kan.
  • Chief Master Sgt. Barbara E. Johnson
    Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Kendrick J. Bergeron
    Kadena Air Base, Japan
  • Senior Master Sgt. Andrew B. Carling
    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Ben A. Carson
    Misawa Air Base, Japan
  • Senior Master Sgt. John R. Double
    Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Lenard G. Gleesing
    Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Senior Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones
    Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Jamie E. Jordan
    Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Derek M. Love
    Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Michael B. Moser
    Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Lee R. Rawlette
    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Kari A. Schlecht
    Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Terrence W. Spradley
    Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
  • Senior Master Sgt. James B. Worley
    Kadena Air Base, Japan



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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

57th AMXS TSgt saves AF $5 million

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist expediter, poses in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air...
 
 

NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to...
 
 

April is America’s PrepareAthon month

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone plays an important role in bolstering our preparedness for hazards of all types. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched the “America’s PrepareAthon” campaign to build and sustain national preparedness. Thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, and local governments across the nation are actively participating in America’s Pr...
 

 

Who has heard of Special Victims’ Counsel?

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When I first briefed the Special Victims’ Counsel Program at Right Start and First Term Airman Center briefings here, audience participation was slim to none. It appeared as though the group I briefed was not interested in learning more about our program or that they didn’t know anything about...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash

AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force senior leadership locks arms with members of the Air Staff who lined the Arnold Corridor in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, in the Pentagon April 20. ...
 
 

Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners recognized

Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander, poses with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award bronze category winners during the civilian volunteer appreciation ceremony held at The Club on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 16. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award was given to individuals who completed 100 to 249 hours of volunteer service...
 




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