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Newest command chief meets with newest ANG chiefs at CEC

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief listens to question from newly promoted ANG chief during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief listens to question from newly promoted ANG chief during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief listens to question from newly promoted ANG chief during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief listens to question from newly promoted ANG chief during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief talks with his first class of new ANG chiefs during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief talks with his first class of new ANG chiefs during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief talks with his first class of new ANG chiefs during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

Chief Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th Air National Guard Command Chief talks with his first class of new ANG chiefs during Chiefs Executive Course at the ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews June 21, 2016. CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. David J. Fenner /RELEASED)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The Air National Guard's command chief master sergeant addressed his first class of recently promoted chief master sergeants during the Chief's Executive Course held at the Air National Guard Readiness Center here June 20.

CEC is a weeklong course designed to provide new chief master sergeants with a broad view of ANG and Air Force operations and provide them with tools to operate effectively at the tactical and operational levels.

Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson stepped into his new role as the Guard's top enlisted leader June 2, taking over from Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, who retired in May.

Anderson took time to have an open dialogue with the course attendees on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force. This provided the recently promoted chiefs the opportunity to have a frank discussion and receive answers to their questions.

"One goal is to ensure the chiefs understand that their guidance plays a significant role in the development of future leaders within their organizations and the Air Force enterprise," said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, CEC coordinator. "Our new chiefs leave the course with a better understanding that it is all about the Airmen around them and how they must help prepare and develop them to be successful in their careers."

With guidance from Chief Anderson, the CEC staff will be refining the course curriculum to ensure it evolves to stay aligned with current missions, visions, and priorities.

"I want to align everything we do under a strategic goal," said Anderson. "This experience for new chief fits that model of deliberate development."

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