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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Aug 21, 2018

A Vision of Mach-21 Airmen

It was a packed room where Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, USAF, deputy director of operations and communications, shared the current and future state of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) during the chapter's August luncheon at the DoubleTree hotel. The colonel initiated the discussion by sharing the AETC's vision to develop so-called Mach-21 Airmen. Mach-21 Airmen will outthink, out-learn and out-innovate any adversary on the planet. The strategic initiative to realize this vision is called the Continuum of Learning (CoL) concept. The CoL's focus is to switch the education/training paradigm by integrating education, training and experiences so that airmen have the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere throughout their careers. Col. Sorrell then shifted gears to speak about the reorganization efforts within the command. "The A-3 and A-6 merged so that the operational and functional owner can collaborate with the team that integrates information technology and data management," he explained. This merger also integrates the people, processes and technology to sustain a successful path to operationalizing force development. A fairly recent addition to AETC leadership, Col. Sorrell said the command is going to the cloud by developing an Air Force Learning Management Ecosystem to host information, systems and applications as a service. Some of the products in development to enhance force development and CoL include a learning record, a development plan and a handbook for airmen. Col. Sorrell then concluded by encouraging the audience to be innovative and adaptive to change to remain the world's greatest air force.

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Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, USAF, deputy director of operations and communications, addresses chapter members and guests at the chapter's August luncheon.
Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, USAF, deputy director of operations and communications, addresses chapter members and guests at the chapter's August luncheon.
Col. Sorrell discusses the Continuum of Learning, or CoL, concept in August during a chapter event that was part of the series
Col. Sorrell discusses the Continuum of Learning, or CoL, concept in August during a chapter event that was part of the series "Lunch. Learn. Network."
Chapter members and guests network and chat before guest speaker Col. Jeffrey Sorrell takes the floor at the August luncheon.
Chapter members and guests network and chat before guest speaker Col. Jeffrey Sorrell takes the floor at the August luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Szu-Moy Toves
866-445-9114

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