NAVSTA Rota Hosts Airman Leadership School

ROTA, Spain -- Eighteen military members graduated as Naval Station Rota’s first Defender Flight Airman Leadership School cohort September 6, 2017. The profession military education course was hosted by the 725th Air Mobility Squadron.

The course is a satellite flight of the Ramstein Airman Leadership School. The flight was comprised of nine Airmen from the 725th Air Mobility Squadron, five Airmen from the 496th Air Base Squadron, and two Sailors from Naval Station Rota.

The keynote speaker was Air Force Col. Eric W. Hook, 521st Air Mobility Operations Group commander . Hook highlighted the importance of frontline supervisors and stressed mentorship, constructive feedback, and how the graduates will shape the future of the Air Force.

Senior Airman Jeffrey Hunt, 725th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft maintenance electrician, received the John L. Levitow Award. The award is the highest award for outstanding leadership and scholastic achievement in enlisted professional military education in the Air Force.

ALS is a five-week leadership program designed to develop Airmen into effective frontline supervisors. It is the first professional military education enlisted Air Force members encounter. ALS focuses on building leadership abilities and developing effective communication skills.

ALS Class 17E Graduates

Senior Airman Nakealius D. Ards
496th Air Base Squadron

Senior Airman Brandon P. Bruno
496th Air Base Squadron

Senior Airman Benjamin P. Atwood
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Tamekia H. Carter
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Carl O. Clemons, Jr.
496th Air Base Squadron

Senior Airman Benjamin M. Edwards
496th Air Base Squadron

Senior Airman Nicholas A. Furtado
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Holder
Naval Station Rota Air Operations

Senior Airman Jeffery R. Hunt
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Matthew R. Kidwell
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Victoria R. Landolfi
496th Air Base Squadron

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Outlaw
Naval Station Rota Security

Senior Airman David L. Rieger
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman David Torres
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Guilleromo Uribe, Jr.
725th Air Mobility Squadron

Senior Airman Scott Z. Wampler
725th Air Mobility Squadron