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CGO Event Builds Resilient Leaders

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Due to COVID-19 the company grade officer course was held virtually July 28-30. Participants were able to view slideshows, power-points, and have discussions all through the Teams Meeting center online. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Alexis Suarez)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

      Senior officer and senior enlisted leaders from the 927th and 6th Air Refueling Wings hosted a virtual three-day professional enhancement course July 28-30 for more than 30 flight commanders, company grade officers and civilian equivalents. The course covered a wide range of topics from overall leadership to communication down the chain of command, all in order to develop a stronger, more resilient force.

    “The way the course was designed, I was able to get a full spectrum of our responsibilities and leadership goals to make our mission successful,” said 1st Lt. Francys Loaisiga, 927th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuel Flight Commander. “We can’t be successful without utilizing the many resources that we have.”

    The curriculum was a combination of lessons taken from the Air Force Flight Commander’s Edge Course, the Air Mobility Command Flight Commanders Course and a CGO symposium. Between slide show presentations, documents and files added to the Microsoft Teams, attendees were able to participate remotely by commenting and sharing thoughts and ideas based off of the content. 

    “This course was scheduled to be in person but due to COVID-19 we had to do it virtually,” said Capt. Delvin Darien, 6th Medical Logistics Flight Commander. “Though, since it was held virtually we were able to allow more people to join the course which was much more beneficial.”

    Armed with new skills from the course, MacDill’s leaders are able to better serve the Airmen under their charge, undeterred by setbacks like covid-19, to achieve mission accomplishment. According to Loaisiga, being a resilient leader is being present, engaging and involved at the flight, squadron and wing level.