Professionally enhancing future leaders

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  • By Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
More than 20 Airmen from across base participated in an Airmen Professional Enhancement Seminar last week.

Individuals attending the class leave with time management skills, public speaking skills, and an understanding of how to fill out enlisted performance reviews, said Staff Sgt. Brandon Tull, 22nd Force Support Squadron First Term Airmen Center NCO in charge.

The class' purpose is to foster the next generation of Air Force leaders.

"The Professional Enhancement Seminar is designed to professionally develop the Airmen," said Tull. "The class gives Airmen things that maybe their supervisors have yet to tell them."

The class can also help Airmen acquire useful career information.

"They will no longer be the individual who requires someone else to point them in the right direction, but can lead younger Airmen and also lead themselves," said Tull.

The seminar is offered every other month for Airmen E-4 and below who have more than a year time on station and have not been to Airman Leadership School.

"There is no other point in your career where you have that long of a gap without some type of professional enhancement class," said Tull. "That's the reason why we decided to put on this seminar for Airmen."

The seminar is scheduled to continue for as long as people keep showing interest.

"There is a lot of great information that people don't know is out there," said Senior Airman Matthew Hammond, 22nd Contracting Squadron contract administrator.

Some of the students in the seminar used the advice and applied it almost immediately after the class.

"I actually used the public speaking techniques we learned in class in one of the Airman's Council general body meeting, and it went great," said Hammond.

Leadership encourages Airmen to continually better themselves professionally even if they are unable to attend the class.

"If you can't make it to the class, don't let that be the reason why you don't develop yourself professionally, because the information is out there in our SharePoint," said Tull.

Individuals interested in participating in the class can contact Sergeant Tull at (316) 759-4251.