Military Training Instructors (MTIs) from the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, visited March Air Reserve Base November 22, to share potential MTI opportunities with March Reservists.
Master Sgt. Jose Rodriquez, training supervisor, 433 TRS, and Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McGuane, MTI, 433 TRS, handed out informational pamphlets and discussed job qualifications, career benefits and how to join the 433 TRS team.
“We are looking for more Reserve MTI’s, specifically traditional,” said Rodriquez. “We do have Active Guard Reserve (AGR) positions and Air Reserve Technician (ART) positions available.”
They shared that the MTI profession is challenging but has many great rewards, such as enhancing leadership and supervisory skills while molding future Airmen.
For those who are not sure if an MTI position is right for them, there is a shadow program available that allows them to participate in the Basic Military Training (BMT) process. Airmen who sign up for the program, shadow MTI’s for a certain amount of days during BMT, and decide whether or not they like the program or if it is something they’d like to pursue.
“I think the shadow program is really valuable,” said McGuane. “Most people in the Air Force have never seen BMT from this side of things, so your perception about the career field is based on what you experienced as a trainee, which was probably really unpleasant.”
The shadow program can really be an eye-opening experience into a new career field.
“MTI’s are pushing a professional environment,” said Rodriquez. “It’s definitely worth your time to develop yourselves as NCO’s and showcase your talents when you return to your career field.”
For more information contact the 433 TRS MTI Recruiting Team at email@example.com.