Air Force

April 25, 2014

AMMOS graduates expand combat capability

AFG-100923-065
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its 27th Combat Support Course here April 11.

Class 14A is the first 24 student officer class to graduate from the AMMOS since the school opened its doors in 2002. Before Class 14A the course averaged 16 graduates per class. The graduates, all from various maintenance and munitions units across the Air Force, will go back to their units to produce, mentor and advise others in all aspects of effects-based logistics.

“The 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 very challenging for a reason, to ensure that every graduate is prepared to produce combat airpower anytime, anywhere regardless of the operating environment. We know that the graduates of 14A are prepared to meet any challenge.”

AMMOS came about as a result of experience gained from Operation Allied Force. During the air war, former Air Force Chief of Staff retired General John Jumper, then the United States Air Force Europe commander, noted a need for mid-level logistics officers to have enhanced logistics knowledge similar to what operators receive from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. In December 2000, a CORONA task directed the development of advanced logistics officer training and in June 2001, General Jumper, then Air Combat Command commander, approved the “stand up” of the school at Nellis AFB, as a part of the 57th Wing.

The school’s mission is to train selected mid-level captain logisticians in the integration of expeditionary logistics processes at the tactical level.

The CSC provides mid-level captains the ability to produce combat airpower, execute mission requirements, educate others, and develops an expeditionary mentality focused on winning today’s wars while preparing to fly, fight, and win the wars of tomorrow.

The seven-week course has taught the 24 students leadership, critical thinking, the operational art of maintenance, fleet health management, the importance of mission readiness, sortie generation, flying hour program planning and execution, munitions operations and logistics command and control to build a firm foundation for their future endeavors. That foundation will allow the graduates of AMMOS CSC Class 14A to meet and shape the challenges of tomorrow.

“I am extremely proud of this CSC class. The students 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, mentor, and advisors,” said Major Jennifer Gurganus, USAF AMMOS director of operations.

To mark the occasion, Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, served as the graduation guest speaker. He addressed the graduates in saying:

“AMMOS graduates are already recognized as subject matter experts at mobilization, deployment and redeployment, bed down, sustainment, combat employment and reconstitution,” Short said. “Commanders will look to AMMOS graduates to have the answer, the acknowledged TTP to overcome the challenge and more likely, look to the AMMOS graduate to critically think through the problem and develop a solution that satisfies the requirement.”

Graduating from the USAF CSC, Class 14A:

Capt. Sean Allen

Little Rock AFB, Ark.

 

Capt. Anthony Bryant

Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

 

Capt. Eric Burke

JB Andrews, Md.

 

Capt. Jermaine Campbell

March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

 

Capt. Lindsay Christopherson

Holloman AFB, N.M.

 

Capt.Christopher Clark

Tinker AFB, Okla.

 

Capt. Daniel Connors

Sheppard AFB, Texas

 

Capt. Robert Dunphy

Creech AFB, Nev.

 

Capt. Daniel Gebhardt

Kirtland AFB, N.M.

 

Capt. Jeremiah Gottberg

McConnell AFB, Kan.

 

Capt. Michelle Knauf

Buckley AFB, Colo.

 

Capt. Michael Lasher

Eileson AFB, Ala.

 

Capt. Daryl Mccoy

Kadena Air Base, Japan

 

Capt. Deanna Mcdonald

Hurlburt Field, Fla.

 

Capt. Galen Mcrae

Whiteman AFB, Mo.

 

Capt. David Mueller

Cannon AFB, N.M.

 

Capt. Richard Palz

Nellis AFB, Nev.

 

Capt. David Rhodes

JB Charleston, S.C.

 

Capt. Michael Rivera

Spangdahlem AB, Germany

 

Capt. Jennifer Rogers

Hill AFB, Utah

 

Capt. Stephen Rose

Tyndall AFB, Fla.

 

Capt. Brock Sargent

Camp Darby, Italy

 

Capt. Justin Shetter

Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

 

Capt. Ryan White

Robins AFB, Ga.

 




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


 
 

 

AF adjusts enlisted retention results

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center. Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active duty following identification of an issue in the eligibility...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alp...
 
 

A&FRC to host job fair

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host an Employee Assistance Event, or Job Fair, Nov. 6 at The Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the mission to connect military members, veterans, family members and civilians to future employment opportunities. “This enables our relocating and transitioning members and...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan.

LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan. The iconic Air Force Academy Chapel in the winter. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the ...
 
 
blackberry

ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Courtesy photograph Langley AFB, Va. — Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led t...
 
 

Future of AF helicopter fleets discussed at conference

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command’s Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference here Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force’s helicopter fleets. The conference promoted cross talk among the Air Force’s helicopter forces, which are principally operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific...
 




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