First and foremost, I want to congratulate you on the promotion to Staff Sergeant. I wish you continued success as you progress through the NCO ranks. I see that you are currently stationed in Washington, DC at the White House Communication Agency. I think that is awesome! As it turns out, a couple of Air Force guys that used to work for me at a previous assignment (Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado Springs) are headed that way. Eventually, I know I will end up at the Pentagon, but as a junior Captain it would definitely be a little rough. I plan to make my way over there when I get promoted to Major.
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Let me tell you, I have nothing but respect for my brothers and sisters in uniform. The brave few will stand up to protect the many. Duty then is the most sublime word in the English language. We should do our duty in all things. You can never do more; you should never wish to do less. If your sister has any questions about the Air Force in general, or the Officer lifestyle, I would be happy to assist. What career field is she planning to get into?
You are definitely making the smart choice by choosing to strengthen/enhance the skills you already have. Some people are so unsure of where they ultimately want to end up, and wander around aimlessly trying to figure it out. My advice is to go with what you know perfect your skill, and obtain additional experience to complement your foundation. As a prior enlisted officer, I hold a special place in my heart for the enlisted troops. Have you thought about commissioning, or going warrant? Maybe change from green to blue (Air Force)?
In closing, I think we will all have the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves and we progress not only through this course, but through the degree program. The joy is in the journey. I am all about professional development, and brining quality members into the Air Force fold. Feel free to shoot me a message offline if you have any questions about the Air Force, or career questions in general. Always glad to help. Although we are students in this course, as an officer, I also have a responsibility to mentor.