14N Development Team and Functional Advisory Council visit Goodfellow AFB

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  • By Airman 1st Class Madison Collier and Aiman James Salellas
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

The U.S. Air Force 14N Development Team and Functional Advisory Council discussed the structure of the intelligence officers career field as part of a three-day event held at the Consolidated Learning Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas on April 25.

“The 14N Development Team provides oversight of officer development and talent management to deliberately develop the intelligence surveillance reconnaissance workforce and maximize the talent Airmen bring to the fight,” said Maj. Angela Davis, deputy 14N career field manager. “The Spring DT was tasked to develop the candidate lists for 14N Squadron Command and O-4 Leadership opportunities and recommend developmental education placement for Majors and Lieutenant Colonels.”

The FAC constantly adapts to talent management policies and procedures within the ISR field. FAC members reviewed the 14N Talent Management Framework, 14N Special Programs, ISR Training, Air Force Personnel Center Assignment Policy, and the O-4 Leadership Process.

The Intelligence DT and FAC came to Goodfellow to create a strategic plan for assigning intelligence officers to duties and initiate a blueprint for future intelligence training developments.

The 14N DT got a first-hand look at training facilities and processes. A prominent topic of discussion was the Joint All Domain Exercise Forward Operations Readiness Generation Exercise training site. JADE FORGE allows for students to train in a realistic simulated deployment scenario and represents another step towards preparing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in the era of Great Power Competition.

“We want to take these Airmen in and show how they fit into the warfighting puzzle,” said Col. Angelina Maguinness, 17th Training Wing commander. “We want to infuse the fighting edge into all of our courses to begin the building block approach so that when units exercise specific scenarios it won’t be the first time they will experience it.”

The 14N DT took a deep dive into training operations, JADE FORGE’s progress since conception, and how the initiative fits into maintaining operational superiority when training intel warfighters.