Westover to launch Development Series

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  • By Master Sgt. Stephen Caruso
  • 439th Airlift Wing

Westover is scheduled to launch a monthly series of professional development seminars for all Patriot Wing Airmen starting in June.

Airmen in the enlisted and officer ranks, as well as civilians, interested in taking their careers to the next level are encouraged to attend.

Beginning June 8, the events will run from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on UTA Saturdays at the base club.

Seminars will feature speakers and interactive workshops on key career growth topics such as fitness, goal setting, bullet writing, professional networking and public speaking. 

The topic for June is bullet writing. The session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to come with real examples of bullets for expert advice.

August will feature a presentation on Airman fitness by James R. Puchalski, the wing exercise physiologist at Westover.

Command Chief Master Sgt. Chin M. Cox highlighted the importance of professional development to mission accomplishment, as well as to Airmen’s individual success, during the May UTA Commander’s Call.

The sessions will aim to help Airmen develop tangible skills that will benefit them in both the military and civilian workforce, while taking minimal time away from mission and training requirements.

 “Develop yourself so you have options,” said Chief Cox.

The schedule of professional development topics beyond August is being developed based on the interests of Airmen in the wing, Chief Cox said.

Chief Cox is encouraging Airmen interested in developing their leadership skills to volunteer to help organize future professional development events.

For more information on the program or to propose a topic, contact Master Sgt. Alexander Cotton and Chief Cox.