Career Assistance Advisor

Career Assistance Advisor

The purpose of the Career Assistance Advisor is to provide numerous courses that assist Airmen with benefits/entitlements, career opportunities and provide advanced leadership tools.  Your current Career Assistance Advisors are SMSgt Symone Owens and MSgt Gary Gaines.

Some of the courses currently available are:

Informed Decision Seminar - This course is mandatory for all first term and second term Airmen 12-15 months prior to date of separation. The course is a requirement on the reenlistment and separation checklist.  This course is offered twice a month at Nellis and once a month at Creech. To register for this course please visit the Nellis/Creech Professional Development Center SharePoint.

NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar - The seminar is held every month at Nellis and quarterly at Creech. The target audience is Staff Sergeants and Technical Sergeants who have not attended a professional military enhancement course within the last three years.

SNCO Professional Enhancement Seminar - This seminar is for newly selected Master Sergeants. This advanced leadership course is offered two times per year and is mandatory per wing leadership. All eligible Master Sergeants or Master Sergeant selects will receive an email upon selection.

Retraining 101- Airmen interested in retraining opportunities, special duties, assignments, separation, and information regarding CJRs or if you are in a constrained AFSC, are encouraged to attend this 45 minute brief offered monthly. This course will provide Airmen with the knowledge to apply for career opportunities and assist them to be successful in the process. Supervisors and senior leaders are encouraged to attend this course. The course is for enlisted personnel only.

"Lunch n Leads", these are John C. Maxwell leadership courses during lunch hour, provided at Nellis.  All ranks and civilians are welcome.  To register for this course please visit the Nellis/Creech Professional Development Center SharePoint.

Creech Professional Development Courses- Three leadership courses  taught by John Maxwell; 5 Level of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and Leadership Gold are offered at Creech for the duration of each course. All ranks are invited and encouraged to bring their troops with them to discuss leadership principles.  Sessions are offered monthly.

AF FORM 964 - Anyone who is declining retainability for any reason must be counseled by the Career Assistance Advisor on the significance of this decision and sign off the form prior to it being submitted to Air Force Personnel Center. To make an appointment, call 652-USAF (8723) or email

FTAC – SMSgt Symone Owens is also the FTAC Superintendent and TSgt Fallon Robinson is the FTAC NCOIC. For any FTAC questions please call 652-2206 or email 

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