301st FW officers gather future leadership skills

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia
  • 301st Fighter Wing
Three 301st Fighter Wing majors had a close encounter with Air Force senior leaders recently at the Leadership, Today and Tomorrow course held in Washington, D.C.
Parts of the curriculum contained break outs with upper-level Air Force active-duty, Reserve, and Mobilization Augmentee officers who shared lessons they learned throughout their careers. 

Maj. Erika Cashin, 301st Mission Support Squadron, attended the course which featured topics such as accountability, mentoring and current Reserve issues. 

"Given the chance to listen to senior leadership from each Reserve service gave me good exposure to other parts of our Air Force. It was extremely helpful how they focused on taking care of your people and yourself while relearning things other than about your own career," Maj. Cashin stated. 

Also chosen to attend were Maj. Dan Dickey, Jr., 301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, and Maj. David Edwards, 457th Fighter Squadron. Major Cashin also commented, "This course was a good opportunity to learn from our peers and truly helped get me reenergized while in an Air Force culture." 

The course was scheduled in conjunction with the annual Reserve Officer Association conference giving attendees an opportunity to network with others throughout the entire armed forces.