JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, surprised Senior Airman Sidni Muldrow, a relocations journeyman assigned to the 628th Force Support Squadron, with the news of being selected for the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program, Nov. 24, 2020, via telephone conference with Joint Base Charleston leadership.
“This is a big deal,” said Col. Katrina Terry, 628th Mission Support Group commander. “It is one of the hardest ways to commission because you really have to earn it.”
To keep Muldrow unaware of what the meeting was about, she was informed the teleconference was about her recent deployment and to inform AMC leadership about ways to improve and what challenges were faced while quarantining.
“We want to share your leadership and share your love for people, and the best way to do that is make you an officer,” said Van Ovost while addressing Muldrow.
Muldrow said her selection to the SLECP helps pave the way to one of her goals.
“I didn’t come in wanting to be an officer, I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” said Muldrow. “But once I came in, I knew I wanted to be a leader and to take on the responsibility of being an officer.”
SLECP is a program that allows senior leaders to directly grant enlisted members an opportunity to commission through Officer Training School after showing leadership skills and exceptional performance.
The program Muldrow was selected for is SLECP-A, which will allow her to go to school for her Bachelor’s degree while staying on active duty orders.
“SLECP-A provides an avenue for outstanding Airmen to be directly selected for a commissioning program based on their exceptional performance,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Colon, the 628th Air Base Wing command chief. “Today, the AMC commander, Gen. Van Ovost, along with the AMC command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Kruzelnick, congratulated Senior Airman Muldrow on the SLECP scholarship. Senior Airman Muldrow is that Airman other Airmen gravitate toward, a natural leader and go-getter. I look forward to seeing her continue to lead in my Air Force as an officer. We are very proud of her accomplishments.”
When asked to comment on her accomplishment, Muldrow said, “I just can’t wait to get through school, lead, and be able to give someone else this same opportunity.”
Muldrow showcased her leadership traits while on her deployment and was rewarded with her dream of going to the University of Arizona which will also allow her to be closer to family.