RGMC 3 to expand MTTs outside the INDO-Pacific

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The Rapid Global Mobility Course 3, which typically executes one Mobile Training Team event every fiscal year, is looking to expand in fiscal year 2024. The motivation for adding new iterations of the high demand course is to provide the training to as many commands as possible.

The purpose of the course is to provide Airmen from different specialty codes an opportunity to hear from and interact with subject matter experts who specialize in various aspects of Rapid Global Mobility, with an ultimate goal of giving them a strategic view of how Air Mobility Command can implement Agile Combat Employment in any theater.

The MTT recently traveled to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, where they taught 28 students, comprised of 11 different Air Force Specialty Codes, stationed at six different bases throughout Pacific Air Forces.

“With our Air Force leaders focusing on the INDOPACOM theater, teaching the course in the Pacific provides a unique opportunity to directly interact with Airmen who operate in the region daily and bring their unique experiences to the course,” said Master Sgt. Arthur Wilborn, RGMC3 instructor. “Their questions, concerns and feedback help us improve our lessons for future students.”

During the five-days of instruction, students receive lessons delivered by AMC’s subject matter experts in RGM. Utilizing the information received, students apply the lessons to scenario-based educational challenges, where they engage with instructors and gain a strategic perspective on how the core competencies of RGM integrate with AMC and enables the Joint Force to maneuver.

“The demand for the RGM course is high, and we continue to receive requests to facilitate this course within United States Air Forces Europe, PACAF, and around the Continental U.S.,” Wilborn said.  “Given our current global climate, being able to educate our Airmen in how RGM shapes the fight and how each of them plays a pivotal role is important because despite the geographic differences around the Mobility Air Forces, the emphasis and mission focus remains the same.”

DoD is developing, procuring, and deploying innovative new operational concepts and cutting-edge capabilities, and expanding the scale and scope of activities that reinforce security and stability to include Agile Combat Employment and Multi-Capable Airmen.

“Many Airmen focus on their day-to-day job without ever truly getting the opportunity to see the big picture and connect the dots between what they do, and the mission,” Wilborn said. “Concepts such as the Multi-Capable Airmen, Senior-Airfield Authority, and even Agile Combat Employment are not always discussed or understood across the enterprise, and our course further informs the students of these concepts and provides briefings and lectures that take them deeper into topics that better shape their understanding of the threats we face today, and why what they do within their career-field is essential to the success of Rapid Global Mobility.”

Wilborn concluded by reminding each Airmen they are not limited by what they do but have opportunities to learn new skills that will make them more multi-capable and better able to support the future fight, should they be called upon to utilize their skills.

The mission of the 423d TRS is to train and educate professional expeditionary Airmen and enable warfighters to operate effectively in multiple environments.

This is accomplished with a unique blend of world-class instructors and support personnel who train and educate Air Force forces and Joint partners at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School and at locations around the globe.