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    NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Hosts First Foundational Leader Development Course For The Navy Reserve Force

    Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas Public Affairs

    FORT WORTH, Texas (NNS) – Eleven Sailors aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (JRB), Texas, were the first Navy reserve class to complete the Foundational Leader Development Course (NELDC) on Nov. 7.

    In accordance with NAVADMIN 185/19, the newly revised leadership development courses replaces the legacy Petty Officer Indoctrination Course and it is designed to focus on character, ethics, self-awareness, decision-making, and feedback. The three courses in the program— foundation, intermediate and advanced— have replaced the power-point style method of teaching to include focus on interaction of the participants to achieve the best performance from Sailors.

    “This change was a necessity as the old courses were not focused on new and clear objectives to train leaders,” said Command Master Chief Al Storer, NAS Fort Worth JRB.

    “The foundation of being a great leader in our Navy is a great Sailor with the tools to lead,” said Chief Hospital Corpsman Nicole Welch, course facilitator and senior enlisted leader, Marine Aircraft Group 41. These courses provide the tools needed, “to be a leader,” she continued.

    Welch completed the Master Navy Leader Development Course to become a facilitator for the leadership development courses. She advocated holding the courses at Navy Reserve installations which has never been done before, as the courses were only available to active duty Navy personnel. Welch successfully certified 31 senior chief and chief petty officers from NAS Fort Worth JRB and NAS New Orleans JRB.

    “It’s an awesome feeling to know we are the first class on the reserve side to complete this course,” said Yeoman 3rd Class Jeanette Lopez.
    “I plan on implementing what I learned,” Lopez continued, “I truly believe this class has helped me become an effective leader and I’m sure it will help those who will take this class in the future.”

    Welch said, these newly designed courses teach leader development concepts designed to help Sailors grow as individuals and as team members. Sailor participation is required throughout the course— making the training more engaging and effective.

    “I got a lot more than what I expected,” said Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Nikolai Saavedra. “I came into this thinking it was just going to be another training, but I learned a lot and will apply all of the information and tools I learned throughout my naval career.”

    “Our force is changing every single day and we must meet these changes with leaders at every level,” said Storer.



    Date Taken: 11.19.2019
    Date Posted: 11.19.2019 16:02
    Story ID: 352347
    Location: FORT WORTH, TX, US 

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