AMC A1 professional development roadshow comes to Fairchild
By Airman 1st Class Breanne White , 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 22, 2019
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Team Fairchild hosted Air Mobility Command’s A1 Rated Officers Development Roadshow to educate officers about available professional development material Nov. 15, here.
The purpose of the roadshow is to share the latest information and tips about career opportunities available to AMC officers and pilots, such as becoming a commander, promotions, career broadening programs and general officer development.
“It’s our job to push out information on changes that are coming up in the Air Force,” said Lt. Col. Jacob Thornburg, AMC chief of force development. “This includes promotion boards and professional development opportunities available that [officers] may compete for to further their career.”
Members from the command’s force development division travel to different AMC bases and units to provide career field development updates.
“We visit all of the AMC bases to spread word of all the different opportunities that officers have,” said Capt. Brandon Krupa, AMC deputy chief of force development. “If they want to keep flying and stay in the aircraft, great, we tell them the options they have and the pros and cons of how to get there. We also do our best to provide as many options or avenues for people that want to do something else.”
AMC is leading the way when it comes to developing Air Force officers and pilots by providing training in areas such as Foreign Area Officer and humanitarian aid.
“We understand that each individual defines success differently,” Krupa said. “Our ultimate goal is to help each of those individuals find their path and enjoy their time in the Air Force.”
AMC encourages officers to become educated in their options to command the skies or command people. Their roles as leaders are vital to the Air Force’s air superiority and to the United States’ national security.