MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
The Air Force strives to develop professional, well-rounded Airmen to carry out the mission in every capacity. Often, this means utilizing them outside of their specific career fields in roles known as special duties.
Specifically, the Airman Dorm Leader (ADL) office at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is looking for two Airmen possessing the rank of staff sergeant. When selected, they will be responsible for caring for the junior-enlisted Airmen residing in the dormitories.
“We’re looking for NCOs with strong leadership and mentorship skills who will help take care of our most valuable resource...our people,” said Richard Lee, housing manager assigned to the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES). “They will be responsible for the daily facility management of five dormitory facilities and providing safe and secure housing for more than 300 personnel.”
Most dorm residents are first-term Airmen and have been assigned to MacDill as their first duty station. As a result, having the ADLs there to ease the transition is invaluable.
“It’s a good opportunity to mentor and give back to Airmen,” said Staff Sgt. Lashonda Robinson, ADL assigned to the 6th CES. “A good mentor makes the transition easier and ensures the Airmen have everything they need.”
The ADL position is a two-year controlled tour requiring applicants to have at least one year experience as a supervisor, a minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score of 47, current passing score for the Air Force Fitness Test, and not be on a duty limiting profile.
Prior to applying, personnel must contact their organizational first sergeant or superintendent to determine if an Air Force Personnel Center vacancy exists allowing them to be released from their current job position.
According to Robinson, she was prepared when entering the position thanks to clearly outlined expectations by leadership. Not to mention, she finds it to be very rewarding as well.
“My favorite part is knowing the Airmen trust me,” said Robinson. “Also, that they appreciate what I do for them.”
For those who would like more information, please contact Mr. Chris LeCompte at 828-5962 or Mr. Richard Lee at 828-4674.