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First Sergeant Symposium Graduation at 332d AEW

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley
  • 332d Air Expeditionary Wing

The United States Air Force depends on the innovation provided by well-trained, well-educated leaders of all ranks. The First Sergeant, sometimes called “First Shirt,” is responsible for ensuring the morale, discipline and well-being of all the enlisted Airmen in his unit.


332d Air Expeditionary Wing Red Tails came together Sept. 27 to celebrate the graduation of the 332d AEW First Sergeant Symposium. This symposium teaches knowledge about the role, and tools that can be applied in leadership situations. Not all attendees will become First Sergeants, but all learned leadership skills that they can take back to their workplaces.


Members attended classes lead by existing First Sergeants, and experts from the Helping Agencies Team. The Helping Agencies Team provided education on mental health, workplace legal issues, sexual assaults, domestic violence, counseling and confrontation, and psychological resiliency. Members learned to deal with real-life scenarios like suicide, drug abuse and driving while intoxicated.


Congratulations to the graduates:

Master Sgt. Eric Defor

Master Sgt. Christopher Borders

Master Sgt. Kevin Walter

Master Sgt. Lisa Delaney

Master Sgt. Steven Caffee

Master Sgt. Lynda Lease

Master Sgt. Victor Molina Delval

Master Sgt. Kou Vang

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Johnson

Tech. Sgt. James Owens

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Richard

Tech. Sgt. Jared Thigpen

Tech. Sgt. Nelson Acosta

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hildreth

Tech. Sgt. Paul Hood

Tech. Sgt. Martha Pablo Olayo

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Smith

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Keys

Tech. Sgt. Latoya Wilson

Tech. Sgt. Desiree Bond

Tech. Sgt. Jimmie Buckner

Tech. Sgt. Kassandra Jarvis

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Lecuyer

Tech. Sgt. Melissa Estrada

Tech. Sgt. Jerime Gorse

Tech. Sgt. Osseynou Sonko

Tech. Sgt. Larry Moragne

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Oles

Tech. Sgt. William Armstrong

Tech. Sgt. Charles Dhennin

Tech. Sgt. Daryl Perales

Tech. Sgt. Dan Truong