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Goodfellow hosts Senior Leaders’ Conference

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. During the conference, he detailed his priorities and plans for the 17th TRW moving forward under his command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. During the conference, he detailed his priorities and plans for the 17th TRW moving forward under his command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Maj. William Bennett, 17th Communications Squadron commander talks to Air Force ROTC students during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Goodfellow senior leaders spent time with ASU students to answer questions about specific career fields in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Maj. William Bennett, 17th Communications Squadron commander talks to Air Force ROTC students during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Goodfellow senior leaders spent time with ASU students to answer questions about specific career fields in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Danny Dacey, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander talks to an Air Force ROTC student during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. ASU students were given the opportunity to engage with Goodfellow leadership and ask questions about military careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Danny Dacey, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander talks to an Air Force ROTC student during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. ASU students were given the opportunity to engage with Goodfellow leadership and ask questions about military careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Angelo State University president, speaks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Hawkins served in the Air Force for 37 years and is an internationally respected subject-matter expert in leadership, strategic planning, cyber security, and military matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Angelo State University president, speaks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Hawkins served in the Air Force for 37 years and is an internationally respected subject-matter expert in leadership, strategic planning, cyber security, and military matters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. The Senior Leaders Conference members discussed multiple topics including the future of the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. The Senior Leaders Conference members discussed multiple topics including the future of the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rebecca Arbona, 17th Training Wing command chief, talks to Senior Enlisted Leaders during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Arbona expressed her goals moving forward as the command chief for the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rebecca Arbona, 17th Training Wing command chief, talks to Senior Enlisted Leaders during the Senior Leaders’ Conference at Angelo State University, Texas, Oct. 13, 2021. Arbona expressed her goals moving forward as the command chief for the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander and his wife, Kate, talk during the Key Spouse Lunch at the Cressman Dinning facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021. During the lunch Reilman shared his goals for the Key Spouse Program moving into the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander and his wife, Katie, talk during the Key Spouse Lunch at the Cressman Dinning facility on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021. During the lunch Reilman shared his goals for the Key Spouse Program moving into the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, hosted a Senior Leaders’ Conference, Oct. 13-15.

The conference featured discussions and team activities to increase familiarity between joint service leaders.

Guest speaker retired Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Angelo State University president, spoke at the event. Hawkins spent 37 years in the Air Force. During his speech, he provided mentorship and spoke about what it means to lead effectively.

During the conference, Reilman discussed a variety of topics with Goodfellow senior leaders. The theme of the event was vicious harmony. According to a quotation from retired U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis,“In this age, if you cannot create harmony — even vicious harmony — on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete. We have got to have officers who can create harmony across all those lines.”

Senior leaders’ also had the opportunity to mentor ASU ROTC students about the different careers in the military during the conference.

One of the activities members participated in was a “lessons learned” activity, where members learned about one another and their job. They then presented what they learned during the conference in a group discussion.

Reilman also discussed his priorities and his intent moving forward for the 17th TRW.

Members of the conference also participated in a Key Spouse Luncheon, where senior leaders and key spouses socialized and discussed the Key Spouse Program and its future.

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