HomeNewsArticle Display

Jordan hosts multilateral Senior Enlisted Leaders symposium

Jordan hosts multilateral Senior Enlisted Leaders symposium

Chief Master Sgt. Jason Tiek, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Al-Frihat, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordan Armed Forces, during the fourth annual Sergeants Major Symposium in Amman, Jordan, April 8, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for enlisted leaders from around the world to generate best practices for the training and development of noncommissioned officers, often referred to as the “backbone” of military forces. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

Jordan hosts multilateral Senior Enlisted Leaders symposium

Event participants pose for a photo during the fourth annual Sergeants Major Symposium in Amman, Jordan, April 8, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for enlisted leaders from around the world to generate best practices for the training and development of noncommissioned officers, often referred to as the “backbone” of military forces. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

Southwest, Asia (AFNS) --

The Jordan Armed Forces invited noncommissioned officers from 14 partner nations to its fourth annual Sergeants Major Symposium April 7-10 at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, Amman, Jordan.

The event provided an opportunity for enlisted leaders from around the world to generate best practices for the training and development of noncommissioned officers, often referred to as the “backbone” of military forces.

“What makes events like this special is the demonstration of how dedicated and committed all of our partners are to enhancing each other’s knowledge base during these interactions,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Tiek, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing command chief.

Jordan’s value as a key U.S. partner in the stability and security of the region was highlighted by the 41st U.S.-Jordan Joint Military Commission, held the same week in Amman and chaired by top defense leaders from both countries. Sgt. Maj. Luis Luna, senior enlisted adviser for the Military Assistance Program at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, recognized the link between the NCO symposium and the strategic partnership between the two nations. He said an improved JAF enlisted force should lead to greater interoperability between the two militaries.

“Jordan is a key partner in the region, and our ability to ensure regional security depends on how well our militaries work together,” said Luna. “Any focus on empowering their NCOs will only lead to better integration between our forces.”

JAF’s focus on bolstering its NCO corps has the potential to impact not only its bilateral relationship with the U.S., but it's multinational relationships with partners around the globe.

“NCOs are the connective tissue that ensures the mission is executed,” Tiek said. “When you have young Airmen and Soldiers as well as senior level leadership and officers, you introduce a large communication gap. NCOs fill that crucial gap. They are our information conduit.”

Based on the responses and feedback from symposium attendees, what could have been seen as an internal training matter for JAF will potentially have a much broader impact on the security efforts of partner forces across the region.

“Readiness plus empowered NCOs equals winning,” said Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, U.S. Air Forces Central Command chief. “When you add readiness plus empowered NCOs, we’re going to win every single time. We’re going to win because we’re a coalition and because we’re partners.”

Engage

Twitter
Improving mental health through expressive writing. @KadenaAirBase https://t.co/zVoYTQQl5z
Twitter
Medical pros at Kadena Air Base, 3-D printed naso-pharyngeal swabs to test potential #COVID19 patients. The dental… https://t.co/h8q1HgLjRZ
Twitter
The MC-12W is a medium-to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft. Its primary mission is providing intelligen… https://t.co/st7WRJLDHB
Twitter
Know what resources, treatments & therapies are available for invisible wounds. https://t.co/H2A7fYb8s3
Twitter
“The Total Force team at Eielson plays a pivotal role that extends throughout Alaska and projects into the Arctic.”… https://t.co/7nSYEtYWHj
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: 🙌🎉 Congrats to the @usairforce's newest pilots as Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-18 graduates today at @…
Twitter
.@JointBasePHH Airmen participate in a ramp drop from a C-17 Globemaster III. The 25th Air Support Ops Squadron is… https://t.co/AZVT6Qzmgv
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: It is a pleasure to be in #Alaska to see #Airmen and #SpaceProfessionals in action! Whether it’s F-35s & F-22s protectin…
Twitter
RT @EielsonAirForce: When @SecAFOfficial comes to visit, we show off the 'cool stuff' https://t.co/sGCSnVOOXg
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: A career worth a thousand words: Colonel Campbell reflects on career in aviation - https://t.co/atNAeYOoMI (Story by @Dobb
Twitter
The Air Force will host the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower conference virtually August 24–27.… https://t.co/9pRjj6U1lp
Twitter
A Rocket Propelled Grenade was launched at a Dyess AFB C-130J in September 2019. The Airmen had to respond quickly! https://t.co/fgfNkCjA4a
Twitter
#DYK The UH-1N has a crew of three (pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer) and is capable of flight in instrument and… https://t.co/Qcj74Tk4ra
Twitter
.@GenDaveGoldfein has left a lasting impression on @HollomanAFB. #DYK Among his many tours, he was once commander o… https://t.co/ET8q1w8ywO
Twitter
The United States Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy & 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters get advanced rescue… https://t.co/AUHlxm0nPt
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to the #Airmen and #SpaceProfessionals at Clear Air Force Station and @EielsonAirForce Base for sharing their…
Twitter
#DYK The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in Janu… https://t.co/B72dKcCrnr
Twitter
#DYK The C-17 made its maiden flight on Sept. 15, 1991, and the first production model was delivered to Charleston… https://t.co/edfO5R1YEm
Twitter
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: To the @PACAF Total Force #Airmen, thank you for your dedication to the mission and your spirit to serve. https://t.co…
Twitter
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: I have no doubt @PACAF will continue to grow & prosper under the steady & focused leadership of the #USAF’s newest 4-s…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,251,377
Follow Us