Goodfellow celebrates new staff sergeant selects
By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 29, 2017
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:
17th Communications Squadron:
17th Comptroller Squadron:
17th Contracting Squadron:
17th Force Support Squadron:
17th Medical Operations Squadron:
17th Medical Support Squadron:
17th Security Forces Squadron:
17th Training Support Squadron:
17th Wing Staff Agencies:
316th Training Squadron:
Laughlin Air Force Base:
47th Security Forces Squadron:
47th Civil Engineering Squadron: