Mission Monday: Security Forces Readiness Training

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Keegan Donnelly, Air Force Security Forces Center Readiness Training manager.

Donnelly and the readiness training team focus on curriculum development for the security forces enterprise and course execution for all deployment training, and Air Force Combatives and Ranger Assessment courses.

“We also work in depth with the weapons and tactics program to assess, develop and evaluate new concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures, and equipment for base defense and asset protection,” he said.

We asked the Albany, New York, native to tell us more about himself and the work he does for the Department of the Air Force.

What do you love about your job?
Having the ability to influence strategic-level input and changes with the hopes of creating a more resilient adaptable joint force.

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated?
The ability to influence and learn from leading troops and being around like-minded individuals. Seeing their passion and knowledge evolve keeps me motivated and striving to bring more to the force. My family and their support also keep me motivated because they push me to improve and think through the ripple effects of my decisions.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force and Space Force enterprise and your customers?
AFSVC is the nexus for the enterprise when utilized to effectively outfit, advise and help shape our Defender’s warfighter prowess. By leaning on the experts within the field, we can highlight tactics and innovating ways to achieve our national defense objectives.

Describe a project or event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment:
We just finished executing the first Defender Flag field exercise and our career field’s Defender Challenge competition. Syncing 500 personnel and nine aircraft, and executing $1.1 million to evaluate and train through 19 desired learning objectives has generated a foundational assessment to help build Defender capabilities for years to come.

How does what you do support AFIMSC’s strategic priorities?
It directly supports increasing the lethality and readiness of Defenders across the DAF.