PACE seminar challenges, inspires Team Osan

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --  Members of Team Osan took time throughout the week to focus on a unique professional development opportunity taught by members from the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence.

Forging professional Airmen is an important focus for Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who on March 2, 2015, directed the activation of the PACE. PACE is tasked with focusing on infusing Air Force core values within the Profession of Arms.

“We are extremely fortunate to welcome the PACE instructors, Lt. Col. Trevor Rosenberg and Senior Master Sgt. Keith Castille, who delivered this powerful and inspirational message to many of us in the Mustang family,” said Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander.

The leadership training focuses on studies, analysis and assessment for command strategic priorities associated with Air Force professionalism.

“I really enjoyed the videos which showed our heritage and the importance of what we do as members of the U.S. Air Force,” said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Mears, 51st FW inspector general inspections and reports manager. “The instructor was able to really give us information on what the course teaches and ways we can foster respect and trust with our Airmen.”

The center is driven by four professionalism goals: inspire a strong commitment to the profession of arms, promote the right mindset to enhance effectiveness and trust, foster relationships that strengthen an environment of trust, and enhance a culture of shared identity, dignity and respect.

“We want to really infuse the core values of the profession of arms into everything we do, through identity and values-based education,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Rosenberg, PACE instructor. “Too often, as leaders, we focus on self-destructive behaviors—those that don't align with our Air Force standards.

“We must create an environment where as leaders we model a commitment to institutional standards, loyalty to shared objectives, and demonstrate trust,” he continued. “Gaining the trust, commitment and loyalty of our fellow Airmen is the ticket to the game.”

Rosenberg challenged wing leadership, enlisted personnel and family members to actively work at being a better person and leader each and every day.

“It's about becoming, not simply doing,” said Rosenberg. “Be ready, be restless and bring your all. Remember, it's not just what you do, but how you do it.”

The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence is committed to developing Air Force personnel with the professional mindset, character, and core values required to succeed today and well into the future.

“They really emphasize ways to be leaders at all levels,” said Mears. “With that knowledge we are able to go throughout the Air Force and develop our Airmen to do the right thing, the right way and for the right reasons.”

For more information and to access their Web products, visit the PACE website at http://www.airman.af.mil/.

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