The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, has contracted LJB Inc. to develop and deliver a leadership course for the center’s first-line supervisors.
The five-day course is part of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s initiative to revitalize squadrons. NASIC is implementing this customized course to fulfill the initiative’s requirement for a Flight Leadership Course.
In an August 2018 article on the U.S. Air Force website, Col. Russell Williford, director of the revitalizing squadrons task force, explained, “The first time an Airman leads a large team is as a flight chief or a flight commander. So, flight commander and flight chief courses will be developed at the Wing-level to help enable leaders to focus on the key skills to succeed in this first essential level of leadership.”
The first leadership class at NASIC is scheduled to launch in August and will enable NASIC flight commanders and chiefs to gain fundamental leadership skills, such as team building, employee motivation, crisis management and change management. LJB will then facilitate one class per month throughout the remainder of 2019 and well into 2020.
NASIC is the Air Force analysis center for foreign air, space and specialized intelligence. Its mission is “to ensure the nation is at the cutting edge of understanding foreign threats to U.S. air and space operations.” Backed by a global force of more than 3,000 military, civilian, Reserve, Guard and contract personnel, NASIC’s assessments of aerospace performance characteristics, capabilities and vulnerabilities are used to shape national security and defense policies and to support weapons treaty negotiations and verification.
“We’re honored NASIC selected LJB to develop and deliver this course,” said Tim Azbill, director of LJB’s training unit, LJB University. “NASIC recognized the need to engage an accredited training provider who will ensure that learners participate in a rich experience where they can practice the critical skills they need to apply on the job.”
LJB will perform the work under a contract with AT&T’s Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions division. AT&T has a broad services contract with NASIC to deliver training and analytical services.
For more information, contact Tim Azbill at TAzbill@LJBinc.com or (937) 259-5037.