Goodfellow celebrates staff sergeant selects

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  • By Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 17th Training Wing community came together to celebrate its newest staff sergeant selectees during the Staff Sergeant Release Party at the Powell Event Center, Sept. 1.

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 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 become noncommissioned officers.

NCOs’ primary focus in this tier is mission accomplishment. They continue occupational growth and become expert technicians. At the same time, NCOs develop as leaders, supervisors, managers, and mentors. Additionally, they 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. Congratulations to the newest staff sergeant selectees!

Goodfellow AFB

SrA Sandy Amezquita

SrA Rhiannon Belto

SrA Michael Bowman

SrA Steven Kennedy

SrA Gregory Lim

SrA Maynor Morataya

SrA Henry Pearson

SrA Abbey Rieves

SrA Taylor Serna

SrA Robert Spiva

SrA Magnus Swanson

SrA Joshua Thompson

SrA Joseph Vaughan

Presidio of Monterey

SrA Cody Johnson

SrA Rylee Martin

SrA Sandra Romero

SrA Justin Smith

Corry Station

SrA James Henderson