Taking Team Osan through their PACEs

by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Stripes Korea

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Representatives from the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence taught Team Osan members the importance of professionalism and self-reflection through their Enhancing Human Capital course March 16-21.                                                   

The PACE instructors held five seminars here, which focused on self-improvement lessons like effective communication techniques, improving relationships and the importance of knowing your people.   

“The purpose of the PACE program is to assist in creating tools to help ensure that we are infusing our core values into the mission with everything that we do,” said Senior Master Sgt. Keith Castille, PACE Operations superintendent and instructor.

During the five-hour course, the instructors used real-life examples and interactive lessons to keep attendees engaged and deliver the course material in a fun, entertaining way.

“I really enjoyed it,” said Senior Airman Cody Ray, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management journeyman. “Having gone through Airman Leadership School prior to coming here, it was interesting how this expands on certain topics taught in ALS.”

Activated on March 2, 2015, PACE has reached more than 67,000 people during its two-year implementation. Currently, 10 PACE instructors travel to military installations all over the world, completing an average of 30 sessions a month.

“I think that PACE is an excellent program,” said Master Sgt. Michlin Shumpert, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment section chief. “The most important thing I learned from it was to be more open to understanding your Airmen. We have to make sure that we take care of our people. I think everyone should try to attend because it would be very beneficial to leaders of all levels.”

For more information about PACE and to request a seminar at your base, visit www.airman.af.mil.

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