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Goodfellow celebrates its 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. 22, 2018. These 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. 22, 2018. These 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 -- The 17th Training Wing came together to celebrate its newest NCOs at the Staff Sergeant Release Party at the Event Center Aug. 22.

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 staff sergeant selects are:

17th Training Wing:

Joseph Carter
Randall Moose

17th Civil Engineer Squadron:
Ian Crase
Jacob Letson

17th Communications Squadron:
Lindsey Cook
Anthony Kisiday
Hunter Orr
Cody Stefanek

17th Comptroller Squadron:
Trenton Billings

17th Contracting Squadron:
Joshua Crist

17th Medical Group:
Brooke Erickson

17th Medical Operations Squadron:
Jeremey Brown
Andrew De Los Reyes
Danny Smith
Terry Stromatt

17th Medical Support Squadron:
Xiaolong Li
Sean Wilson
Marissa Winder

17th Security Forces Squadron:
Shawn Simms

17th Training Support Squadron:
Andrew Noble

311th Training Squadron:
Dominique Johnson
Chance Pruitt
Dalton Sturtz
Kaila Walker

314th Training Squadron:
Joseph Arnold

315th Training Squadron:
Andrew Broome
Melissa Callahan
Owen Cox
Hannah Loftin
Julia Mariani
David Morrison
Jacob Otto
Lamin Sawo