By Senior Airman Naomi Griego
The 50th Space Wing sponsored the Schriever room at the Forrest L. Vosler Noncommissioned Officer Academy Monday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Chief Master Sgt. Todd Krulcik, Forrest L. Vosler NCO Academy commandant, thanked Schriever Air Force Base for sponsoring the room and doing such a good job.
The NCOA is a leadership school for Air Force technical sergeants and technical sergeant selects.
“It means a great deal to us that you are a team member because this is a team sport,” said Krulcik. “This room will serve to educate many NCOs who come through these doors for years to come.”
Col. Bill Liquori, 50 SW commander, who attended the event and helped cut the ribbon, spoke highly of the institution.
“Thanks to you guys,” said Liquori. “Thanks for the product we get back after we send our Airmen here.”
Liqouri added the role of an NCO has changed.
“In the beginning, their role was more about discipline and training,” said Liquori. “But now we look to them to be a part of leadership teams who offer sound advice, recommendation and mentorship to young Airmen.”
He added how amazing it is to see the sergeants transformation to more mature NCOs after graduating from NCOA.
“When they come back, they’re excited and motivated and ready to fill a leadership role,” said Liquori. “The only way we’re able to operate the nation’s highest technology satellites is because of the NCOs who are here working day in and day out.”
The Schriever Air Force Base Top 3 Executive Council worked together with leadership and the 50 SW historian to provide the accoutrements for the room and help decorate.
“I’m excited to be a part of getting to christen it,” Liquori said. “Thank you for the opportunity.”