Grissom hosts NCO leadership course

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  • By Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
  • 434th ARW Public Affairs

Several of Grissom’s non-commissioned officers recently completed training to sharpen their skills and help them become more effective leaders.

 Members from various units and career fields took part in the week-long Non-commissioned Officer Leadership Development course hosted on base.

Course topics ranged from supervision and leadership to counseling troops and giving proper feedback.

“We talked a lot about supervision and what it takes to be a supervisor, warrior ethos and Air Force history” said course instructor Senior MSgt. Janice Eadie, 81st Aerial Port operations superintendent from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

“We really covered a broad range of information but all of it coming back to leadership, management and taking care of your people,” she added.

The course is designed to equip staff and technical sergeants with leadership and management training that focuses on strategic thinking, effective communication and employing military capabilities.

It’s offered once-to-twice yearly at Grissom, based on demand.

Staff Sgt. Sean Hannigan, a 434th Maintenance Group unit training manager said the course offered a great hands-on approach with lessons he could take back to his unit.

“It’s been a good week,” said Hannigan. “Everyone should take it as far as I’m concerned. I definitely got something out of it. I think everyone did.”

That’s music to Eadie’s ears. She believes the course is life changing in many ways.

“This class is amazing,” she said. “It will change your life as far as how to supervise and how to be a leader and a manager in the Air Force, but it’s also going to help you roll those skills into your civilian life and relationships. It helps you inside and outside of the Air Force to just be a better person in general.”

To find more information on the next NCOLD course offering, contact a unit training manager.

The 434th ARW is the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command. The Citizen Airmen from the Hoosier Wing routinely deploy around the world in support of the Air Force mission.

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