Goodfellow celebrates new staff sergeant selects

Senior airmen pose for a photo during the Staff Sergeant Release Party at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 24, 2017. The senior airmen will make the transition to staff sergeant though the course of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Senior Airmen pose for a photo during the Staff Sergeant Release Party at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 24, 2017. The Senior Airmen will make the transition to staff sergeant though the course of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow came together to celebrate its newest NCOs at the Staff Sergeant Release Party at the Event Center Aug. 24.

Staff sergeants are expected to be highly skilled technicians with supervisory and training responsibilities. They must continuously strive to further their development as technicians, supervisors, and leaders through on- and off-duty professional development opportunities. They are responsible for their subordinates’ development and the effective accomplishment of all assigned tasks. They must ensure proper and effective use of all resources under their control to ensure the mission is effectively and efficiently accomplished. Staff sergeants operate at the tactical expertise level of leadership.

Once a senior airman puts on the rank of staff sergeant they will become NCOs.

NCOs’ primary focus in this tier is mission accomplishment. NCOs continue occupational growth and become expert technicians. At the same time, NCOs develop as leaders, supervisors, managers, and mentors. Additionally, NCOs must ensure they keep themselves and subordinate personnel trained, qualified and ready to deploy and operate in an expeditionary environment while maintaining home station readiness. In this tier, NCOs also continue to develop institutional competencies in preparation for increased responsibilities while continuing to broaden technical skills and pursuing professional development through on- and off-duty education.

The newest staff sergeant selects are:

17th Civil Engineering Squadron:
Robert Austin
Yamato Hart

17th Communications Squadron:
Adam Baty
John Garland
Cody Hawkins
John Idleman
Andrew McWhinnie
Gelishia People
Trent Powers
Isai Sanchez
Douglas Schutz
Mark Watkins

17th Comptroller Squadron:
Joshua Cash
Audacity Harris

17th Contracting Squadron:
Lance Nelson

17th Force Support Squadron:
Ashlyn Taylor
Solon Nuamah

17th Medical Operations Squadron:
Brian Jones
Joshua Schnegg
Jacob Swank

17th Medical Support Squadron:
Neil Bowling
Jerrid Hughes
Anallely Mendoza

17th Security Forces Squadron:
Nahum Alvarado
Forest Davis
Cody Howey
Mark Johnson
Garrett Kozel
Melana Robledo
Eduardo Sanchez
Nicholas Suitonu

17th Training Support Squadron:
Gabriel Ingram

17th Wing Staff Agencies:
Deidra Hawkins
Samantha Toney

316th Training Squadron:
Nelson Caban-Martinez

Laughlin Air Force Base:
47th Security Forces Squadron:

Alejandro Cantu

47th Civil Engineering Squadron:
Damian Perez