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Emerge, Leadership Moody 2022 underway

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  • By Airman 1st Class Courtney Sebastianelli
  • 23rd Wing Public Affairs

The 2022 Emerge Moody and Leadership Moody courses kicked off Jan. 7, 2022. 

This year’s programs, which are designed to cultivate better leaders, consist of 50 flying tigers nominated from an array of career fields.

“Hopefully graduates will take away better ways to interconnect with Moody as a whole, said 1st Lt. Alyssa Ebers, a graduate of the course and now one of the Emerge Moody cadres. “Our goal is to work on the connection piece and also to gain more insight into different leadership styles on what works and doesn’t work as well as solving different problems across Moody.”

The Emerge Moody course is designed for junior leaders ranking from senior airmen to technical sergeant, second lieutenant to captain and civilian GS 6 to 10, explained Jeff Ley, director of Emerge and Leadership Moody programs. The Leadership Moody course is designed for senior leaders ranking from master sergeant to chief master sergeant, major to colonel, as well as civilian GS 11 and up.

While there are similarities between the courses, the approach for EM and LM programs have distinct differences.   

EM course aims to inspire better leadership skills of junior leaders by exploring the different missions of units around the base.

“We want there to be more connections made,” Ebers said. “Having a better understanding of the missions around Moody empowers Airmen to bring new ideas and implementations back to their units.”

Similar to EM, the LM course is also designed to inspire improved leadership. However, the course differs from EM in that it builds working relationships between senior leaders and local community leaders. Gaining knowledge and fresh outlooks from non-military perspectives allows senior leaders to gain new insight and leadership styles to bring back to not only their peers, but Airmen of all ranks.  

“Leadership Moody allows our members to see how outside businesses attack and solve their challenges,” Ley said. “Every year we meet new people in the community that offer us new ideas on how to resolve problems and better ways to lead teams. Military or not, we are all struggling with the same types of challenges so being able to hear how they attack their problems can really translate into new ways we can do things here.”

Upon graduation of the six-month course, this summer, participants of both courses will have gained new approaches to leadership and learned better ways to execute Moody’s Attack-Rescue-Prevail mission.