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



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