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Kayll'b
Recruit

Posts: 23
Unit: PCR-WA-080

« on: December 14, 2018, 12:52:55 AM »

hey, I'm trying to go to encampment as a flight com this year, I was hoping people could give me tips and differences from flight sergeant which i did last year.
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TheSkyHornet
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 02:57:39 PM »

What roles have you had in your unit as a Cadet NCO? What roles have you had, if any, as a Cadet Officer?
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Eclipse
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 03:51:11 PM »

Flight CC is the beginning of indirect leadership.  Presumably you will be managing a manager(s) (Flt Sgt).

At that level you still have a lot of direct input as well, but need to start testing and exercising delegation and trust
in your subordinates.

Learning to not be a micro-manager, while still be in control, is a skill that will serve you no matter what you do in life.
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Jester
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Posts: 372

« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »

Mentoring the flight sergeant is a major part of your duties. Remember that itís an entry-Level position and usually a cadetís first encampment staff job. It may be their first leadership position ever.

So help the guy/girl out.  Donít correct them in front of the flight. I recommend having a daily feedback session where you cover what theyíre doing right and where they can improve. Donít forget to give feedback on their improvement efforts.

Run interference for them. Nobody outside the flight needs to talk to your flight sergeant. They go through you.

Plan the next day out as soon as you get the schedule. Donít be reactive, be proactive. Attack the schedule. Figure out who is responsible for what before the day starts.

Use the flight training Officer whenever necessary.
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Kayll'b
Recruit

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Unit: PCR-WA-080

« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 07:21:28 AM »

I had assistant Tango Flight Sergeant in April then Alpha flight sergeant in May and then in July I went to cascade falcon as a Flight Sergeant in August I became the First Sergeant. And I've been Tango Flight Commander since December even though I'm still only a Chief. I'm applying for flight commander at cascade falcon next year.
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