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Rogers graduates from USAF First Sergeant Academy

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North Carolina Air National Guard Airmen Master Sgt. Mandi Rogers graduated from the First Sergeant Academy at the Air University, Maxwell, AFB, Montgomery, Ala. last fall.

Mandi Rogers

The USAF First Sergeant Academy (FSA) is a leadership development and technical training course designed to train, educate, and develop select senior noncommissioned officers to serve as United States Air Force first sergeants.

First sergeants advise commanders on the readiness, health, morale, welfare and quality of life of Airmen and families to ensure a mission-ready force.

The resident learning course consists of 190 hours and covers maintenance and discipline, negotiation and dispute resolution, resiliency training, and legal orientation.

Upon her graduation, Rogers was awarded the special duty identifier of first sergeant and is authorized to wear the first sergeant chevron.

Rogers is an active member in her community where she is the Board President for Stanly County Habitat for Humanity, a board member of the Stanly County Family YMCA and a volunteer with Samaritan’s Feet and works for Uwharrie Bank as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager.