Mission Monday: Security Forces Readiness Training

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Alijhondroe Wiley, Readiness Training Center Scheduling program manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center’s headquarters in San Antonio. 

He and his teammates oversee Defender education and training programs and services, with a focus on the pre-deployment training needs of combatant commanders world-wide. Their work includes all aspects of military and civilian training as identified by the security force career field managers and the AFSFC’s Operations and Training Directorate.

We asked Wiley, an Air Force veteran who was born and raised in Blakely, Georgia, to tell us a little more about himself and the work he does for the Department of the Air Force.

What do you love about your job?
I love having the opportunity to continue serving in the Air Force and impacting not only the individuals and leaders around me, but the Defenders who make up the security forces enterprise. 

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated?
Due to the sourcing requirements for Global Force Management and the subsequent effects on the security forces enterprise, I’m motivated to guide them through with crisis action management, helping unit deployment managers develop solutions and ensuring there are no gaps in training or missed opportunities to deploy.  

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force and Space Force enterprise and your customers?
My team plays a critical role in scheduling Defenders for pre-deployment training and specialized training to meet combatant commander warfighter requirements. We ensure readiness training centers are ready to train the security forces tasks needed to meet deployed missions. Our daily tasks are to develop strategic plans to institute a comprehensive education and training program aligned to National Defense Strategy and Chief of Staff of the Air Force initiatives. We also respond to taskings and inquiries from Headquarters Air Force, major commands, installations and other agencies and recommend modifications to systems and programs which pertain to doctrine, tactics and concepts of operations.

Describe a project or event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment:
Our team provided a specialized training course in preparation for the career field's implementation of the new Air Force Force Generation deployment presentation model. Through coordination with combatant command functional area managers, we were able to use future deployment requirements to shape the career field's home station and expeditionary training solution. Additionally, we’re able to provide oversight for the development of a major exercise to test security forces tactics, techniques, and procedures.

How does what you do support AFIMSC’s strategic priorities?
Our mission is to ensure the security forces enterprise receives the proper training that is both realistic and relevant, increasing the Air Force’s lethality and readiness for current and emerging threats. 

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Department of the Air Force? 
After a recent conflict, we were required to shift our focus towards conducting base defense. My team was actively engaged with revamping every touch point from curriculum and training to reference guides … just about everything Defenders are required to attend or refer to with the emphasis on base defense.  This means more ground tactics with advanced training in weapons, team movements and security. This was by design to prepare the security forces enterprise for not only the next calendar year, but the next conflict.