Building a World-Class Noncommissioned Officer Corps.
I enjoyed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R.
Murray's article "Developing Airmen: Building a World-Class
Noncommissioned Officer Corps" (winter 2005, http://
Chief Murray mentioned the importance of mentoring, and I have been
fortunate enough to have had great mentoring over the years. One thing I
discovered early on is that learning the next level of responsibility
and leadership needs to start before one gets there. Hopefully I can
mentor and inspire the next generation of leaders. As a junior
noncommissioned officer (NCO) hoping to reach senior NCO leadership at
the strategic level, I appreciate what Air and Space Power Journal does
in allowing me to educate myself and my troops. Thanks!
TSgt James Warrick, USAF
Beale AFB, California
Chief Murray's article contains an excellent figure labeled
"development and utilization across a 30-year career." Our
unit plans to use it for Enlisted Professional Development purposes and
for training our younger troops to give them a guideline on career
SSgt Saundra J. Wilson, USAF
Cheyenne Mountain AF Station, Colorado