Jordanian Airman achieves rare AGE course ace

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  • By Staff Sgt. Robert L. McIlrath
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas A member of the Jordanian air force recently graduated from the 361st Training Squadron’s aerospace ground equipment course while achieving a perfect score on every block test.

1st Lt. Mohammad M. Kasasbeh aced the 17-block, 87-training-day AGE course. The course teaches students how to maintain and repair equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulics and air pressure to aircraft.

Rank / Name: 1st Lt. Mohammad M. Kasasbeh

Unit (gaining): Jordanian Air Force Electrical and Mechanical Directorate

Duty title: Maintenance Officer

Hometown: Jordan

Time in Service: Six years

Why you joined: To serve my country with pride

Family: Married with one daughter

Hobbies: Swimming and football (soccer)

Favorite aspect of job: Electrical troubleshooting

Most memorable Air Force experience: Good experience to have training with another language (English) because my language is Arabic. This helped improve my language and communication barrier.

How do you make responsible choices: Because I represent my family.

Instructor comments:
"Without a doubt, 1st Lt. Kasasbeh was one of the most professional students that I’ve ever had. He poured his heart and soul into the classroom environment day-in and day-out. He challenged me on a daily basis, wanting to know more in-depth information. He was also very helpful with additional ideas/examples to explain difficult tasks with the other Airmen in class being that he comes from a mechanical engineering background. It was an honor to have him as a student. Every Airman could learn a lot from 1st Lt. Kasasbeh. He is going to be a great leader in the Jordanian air force." Gary D. Bolen, 361st TRS AGE instructor