by Staff Sgt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard
Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
9/24/2013 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- With
the right combination of people and places, the U.S. Air Force
Expeditionary Center Mobility Operations School, Detachment 2, here,
held five courses at the same time simultaneously.
The schoolhouse offers 17 different curriculums to support the Air
Mobility Command mission, but they had never held more than four courses
When Airmen come to a Mobility Air Forces Global Command and Control position, they go to the detachment first.
The purpose of the school house, which was established Dec. 1, 2005, is
to provide the skills and knowledge to be integrated into the air
"AMC brings America to the fight - whether it be a rescue or
humanitarian mission, we move the people and equipment to support the
war effort," said Rudy Becker, U.S. Air Force EC Mobility Operations
School director. "This school trains the people on the ground."
The five courses held include: the Global Mobility Air Operations Core
Course, Global Mobility Air and Space Operations Executive Course, AMC
Command Post Manager Course, Air Mobility Liaison Officer Qualification
Course and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst-based Advance Air
Mobility Operations Course.
The Global Mobility Air Operations Course is an eight-day course for
everyone assigned to the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker
Airlift Control Center).
"This is our bread and butter," said Lt. Col. Christopher Fuller,
Detachment 2's commander. "We graduate on average 210 students a year.
Students range from colonels to Airmen new to the Tanker Airlift Control
Center and AMC mission."
After the GMAOC, most students will attend a Global Mobility Air Operation Track which is more job-specific.
The Global Mobility Air and Space Operations Executive Course is a two-day course for senior leaders assigned to 618th AOC.
The AMC Command Post Manager Course is an introduction to the
responsibilities of being a command post manager. To add to the
detachment's success, recently the AMC Command Post Manager Course
became the Command Post Manager Course for the Air Force.
"The functional manager sits through every course we hold. Access to the
AMC Staff and functional managers is another benefit of the school
being located at Scott." said Fuller, a Miami, Fla., native.
The Air Mobility Liaison Officer Qualification Course is a five-week
course for MAF officers preparing to become air mobility liaisons in a
Lastly, the Advance Air Mobility Operations Course, which is based out
of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was also held. AAMOC enhances
understanding of the Air Force's air mobility capability, including how
air mobility forces are organized, employed and executed to support
joint mission objectives.
"We mirror the mission environment when we train so our students leave
the class confident," said Becker, a Huntington, Conn., native.