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  • Mathies NCOA: Making today’s leaders better

    Before sewing on the rank of Staff Sgt. and officially becoming a noncommissioned officer, Airmen are tasked  to accept a charge:“You are charged with maintaining the highest level of communication and rapport with subordinates, remaining attuned to their needs, being ever mindful that the key is

  • Purpose deriving from the heart

    “So many times, when I face adversity in my career, I would simply stop and think to myself ‘What would you do?’ That would be my compass and sound judgement on how to proceed. I love you Chief Master Sgt. Player.”This was one of the last text messages that a close family member sent to Senior

  • Mathies NCOA: Developing enlisted leaders

    More than 750 NCOs walk through the double doors of the Mathies NCO Academy on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, every year. After six weeks, they walk out ready to make their Air Force a better, more capable organization.The mission of the MNCOA is to educate NCOs to manage and lead innovative