News Search

Leading the Way

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Josiah Brown
  • 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

Two Airmen from the 7th Operations Support Squadron wanted to go above and beyond to inspire leadership by creating a Facebook page in December of last year called, "I want to become an officer in the USAF-Dyess AFB edition."

 "We were constantly asking our Unit Commander questions about how to become an officer," said Airman First Class Johnequa Williams. "We then realized within our shop there were multiple people that didn't know how the process worked."

In a conversation with Captain Manuel Lamson, the Airmen expressed how many people want to become officers but are unsure of the process. He encouraged them to create a page to help answer some of these questions and to help guide the enlisted force on becoming an officer. 

"Using Facebook is an easy way to ask questions and receive answers quickly," said Captain Lamson. "Airmen may be scared to ask officers questions in person, and Facebook isn't face to face."

To get the word out about their page, Airman First Class Keyannah Satchell and Airman First Class Williams have been sending emails to commanders asking them to spread the word throughout their command.

The page's idea is to get Airmen all over Dyess in a group to ask questions, network, and hear stories of prior enlisted officers on commissioning.

To become an Air Force officer, there are three main paths for enlisted members to earn a commission: the Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, Officer Training School, and the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development program.

"We hope that through this Facebook page, we can encourage enlisted members to become officers," said Airman First Class Satchell. "We truly believe we can help to enforce Excellence in All We Do and continue to better ourselves as Airman!"