Stuller Selected to Attend Phoenix Stripe Conference
By Capt. Andrew Schmidt, 167th Airlift WIng
/ Published August 03, 2008
August 3, 2008 -- Tech. Sgt. William A. Stuller, a medical technician with the 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, has been selected as the unit's representative to attend Phoenix Stripe, a highly selective 4-star-sponsored professional development conference for midgrade enlisted and civilian leaders held at least once each year at Headquarters Air Mobility Command (HQ AMC). Sgt. Stuller was one of only three representatives selected from the entire Air National Guard.
Sgt. Stuller was selected after going in front of a review board consisting of three Chief Master Sergeants and two First Sergeants. The selection was then approved by base commander Col. Roger L. Nye.
Phoenix Stripe provides attendees with an operational overview of all facets of AMC's Global Reach mission, a broad analysis of key issues impacting air mobility and critical insight into each attendee's contribution to the total force air mobility team. One of Phoenix Stripe's major benefits is the feedback that participants provide on unit-level operational issues as well as the feedback they share with their peers when they return to home station.
Attendance is highly selective and begins with unit commanders nominating only the best candidates who possess exceptional leadership skills, exemplary military bearing and who also meet AF physical appearance and fitness standards. The event is considered to be a milestone event in the professional development of mobility airmen.