Polish exchange officer ACEs AMOC

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Completing the 14 week Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is no easy feat. During the most recent iteration of the course, one student went above and beyond expectations.

Capt. Adam Rosiakowski received the ACE award, September 29, 2017, during a graduation ceremony for the 363rd Training Squadron’s AMOC. The ACE award is given to individuals who maintain a 100 percent GPA throughout their technical training. This achievement required him to work harder than most.

English is not Rosiakowski’s native tongue. As a foreign national serving with the U.S. Air Force through a Polish exchange program, the content presented in the course was quite literally difficult for him to understand.

“I can’t say it was piece of cake,” Rosiakowski said. “I chose to study a little bit every day, never waited until the last minute, and tried to prepare for upcoming lessons in advance.”

The U.S. and many of our allies have organized similar military officer exchange programs. There is endless knowledge and experience to gain from each other but the relationships formed are often the highlight of the experience.

“I’ve encountered a very friendly environment here and everyone is so willing to help each other,” Rosiakowski said. “It is vital to exchange experiences in different countries so that we can work toward a common goal in a unified way.”

Rosiakowski is assigned to the 54th Maintenance Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. He worked with F-16 Fighting Falcons in Poland and looks forward to bringing his skills back to his new F-16 unit in the U.S. where he is slated to stay for two years.

He looks forward to getting settled in New Mexico with his family, improving his English, and learning more about best practices in the U.S. Air Force.

“I’m excited to see how they solve difficult problems, how things are organized, and how production is handled.”  

Rosiakowski is a native of Poznan, Poland, and has served in the Polish Air Force for more than seven years. He contributes his success in AMOC to his family and country.

“Thanks to my family I am here,” Rosiakowski said. “They were willing to come to the U.S. and support me while my country gave me the opportunity to participate in this program.”