Air Force Association 2019 Team of the Year

February 1, 2019

February 01, 2019

Air Force Association 2019 Team of the Year

The 8B000 Military Training Instructor Career field is the recipient of the 2019 Team of the Year award. Military Training Instructors are selected across several career fields in the Air Force through a developmental special duty process and hold the position for at least three years.

Among their accomplishments in the past year, the Military Training Instructors revamped the Air Force’s largest PT Program, developed 10 policies, standardized 9 squadrons, and infused 78,000 airmen with “Fit to Fight”. They also overhauled the Basic Military Training curriculum and are focused on readiness, lethality, Airmanship, fitness, and warrior ethos.

Military Training Instructors have an average daily load of 7,000 trainees and graduated more than 37,314 Airmen in fiscal year 2017. This year, Military Training Instructors are set to increase that number to more than 40,200 graduates. These graduates will be the next generation of Mach-21 Airmen and the MTI corps is responsible for ensuring the service’s newest Airmen are lethal and ready to tackle the challenges of today’s dynamic security environment.

With roots dating back to 1969, AFA’s Team of the Year program, serves as a retention tool for the Air Force, recognizing Airmen serving in hard-to-fill career fields, or those with a higher-than-average turnover rate. Today, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force selects a specific enlisted career field for recognition based on accomplishments from the previous calendar year. Enlisted Airmen in the selected career field are recognized based on their accomplishments while delivering excellence in their day-to-day mission. AFA approves the selection and coordinates with the Air Force to recognize the commendable career field.