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NCO leadership ideas help unit improve

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  • By Lt. Col. Stan Paregien
  • 932nd Airlift Wing
Senior Master Sgt. Aaron Flanigan, specialist section chief, under the 932nd Maintenance Group's Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pauses to reflect on what it means to be leading others as an NCO, or noncommissioned officer, with the Air Force Reserve unit at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. "It means a lot to me. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to lead Airmen. You are helping to mold future leaders of the Air Force. I don't take it lightly," Flanigan said. He's been with the unit for 12 years and hopes to improve the Air Force in the future by adding inputs. "I consider how to serve and observe. I see where the needs are and any shortfalls, and look at how to improve it, not only with words, but in deeds as well. I try to hit challenges head on and have a well-thought-out plan to meet those challenges," he noted March 2, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)