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Instructor of the Week: TSgt. Burdick

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Tech. Sgt. Jasmine Burdick, Sheppard NCO Academy instructor and native of Charleston, South Carolina, has been in the Air Force for 18 years and 11 months, and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of 2-8 Aug. 2016.


Most significant accomplishments:


- Completing Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science/Education with magma cum laude honors.

- Achieving Master Instructor and Certified Instructor Course Level III instructor accomplishments.

Airman’s story:

“I am happily married and have three wonderful children - two boys who are 17 and 14 and a girl who is 12,” said Burdick. “We have been stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base for six years. Prior to becoming an NCO Academy Instructor, I taught technical training in my primary career field; Aerospace Ground Equipment. I loved being a technical training school instructor as it involved teaching, mentoring, and developing junior Airmen. The NCO Academy Instructor position has allowed me to continue with my passion for teaching, mentoring, and developing Airmen.”

Supervisor comments:   


“Technical Sergeant Burdick brings years of teaching and instructing experience to her NCO Academy Instructor duties,” said Master Sgt. Brandon Rolerson, NCOA communications and testing division superintendent. “The Sheppard NCO Academy commandant and her students have lauded her for her positive attitude, professionalism, and knowledge of the curriculum. She cares deeply about the welfare and development of her students and this drives her to perform at the highest levels. Technical Sergeant Burdick is a visible base and community-wide leader. She recently led the Sheppard Air Force Base Air Force Aid kickoff breakfast and she has devoted numerous hours mentoring Burkburnett Junior ROTC cadets. She is always ready to train, mentor, and develop current Air Force members and shape future members as well.”