Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium held at Peterson AFB

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Air Force reservists, active-duty members and Air National Guardsmen from installations across the U.S. attended the Air Force Reserve Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium here Jan. 14-16.

The event, hosted by the 310th Space Wing, educates noncommissioned officers interested in becoming an additional duty first sergeant on the skills they will need to balance morale and discipline within their units.

When first sergeants are called away, they rely on the additional duty first sergeants step in and fill their role until they return.

The attendees acted out scenario-based training to guide them through possible situations they might face while filling in for an absent first sergeant.

“The symposium is important for those unfamiliar with what being a first sergeant is truly about,” said Master Sgt. Ashley Scroggins, a course instructor and 8th Space Warning Squadron first sergeant. “The opportunity to ask questions, network and gather information is invaluable to the Air Force members attending.”

Master Sgt. Roy Wunderlich, a 302nd Airlift Wing Airman who attended the event, said the symposium provided him with the resources he needed to move forward with his decision to become a first sergeant.

Airmen interested in learning more about becoming a first sergeant or an additional duty first sergeant may contact their supervisor or first sergeant.