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Boise State Hosts Chief Master Sergeants for Full Day Training

25 Chiefs from Mountain Home Air Force Base visit Boise State University
Twenty-five chiefs from Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field visit Boise State for professional development.

Twenty-five chief master sergeants from Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field visited campus on March 25 to attend a custom seminar provided by Boise State’s Center for Professional Development. The all-day seminar focused on generational leadership and communication, addressing tactics for being effective and well-rounded leaders as younger generations enter the workforce.

This event kicked off a new element to the existing relationship between Boise State and the U.S. Air Force and National Guard by increasing training and professional development opportunities available for active duty and guard members.

“We have a long history at Boise State of serving and partnering with the military in the region through our locations and services at both Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field,” said Pete Risse, associate dean of Extended Studies. “As the needs of the military continue to evolve and the services we are able to provide grow, we are pleased to be able to offer specialized training that meets both the immediate and long-term needs of this population.”

During a break in the full-day seminar, the group enjoyed lunch in the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery and took a tour of the iconic blue turf. Staff from the Center for Professional Development and Boise State’s Military Programs were pleased by the positive response and immediate interest in providing the course to first sergeants of the base squadrons, and look forward to replicating the event.