GSJS Robotics Coach Returns From US Air Force / FIRST Leadership Training Inspired
During a Leadership-Training Workshop held at the space facilities of the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, I experienced the opportunity of a lifetime and had the privilege of sharing it with 23 teachers and fellow FIRST Coaches from across the nation. We completed two days of officer leadership training and were given a VIP tour of the aerospace facilities at the Base; visited Mission Control where air, sea, and space are monitored and launches coordinated; and were able to talk to the officers, airmen and women who work with ICBM missiles and serve to protect our country. We actually stood on the launch pads where the Atlas missiles were launched and got the chance to talk with civilian companies that are paving the way for the space race.
The U.S. Air Force, which is now comprised of Air, Space, and Cyberspace, is recognized for leadership in innovation and technology. The Air Force Academy’s core values are “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.” From the very beginning and in line with these principles, Girl Scouts has been about empowering girls to the world. The GSLE framework guides girls towards the leadership skills and STEM training they need today and for the rest of their lives.
I am proud to be part of an organization so devoted to producing a new generation of women with the courage, confidence, character and the tools to be successful. Thank you, GSJS, for all that you do! – Richard H. Morgan, GSJS Robotics Coach