Fort Shafter — After a year of mentoring, personal development, development assignments and a team project, twenty-five Department of the Army civilians have graduated from the US Emerging Enterprise Leader (EEL) program. Army Pacific. The graduates represented the vast Indo-Pacific region and included Ruben Moreno of the Army’s 402nd Field Support Brigade.
“I saw this course as a chance to develop and learn as a leader,” said Moreno. “The EEL program extends the military’s corporate leadership development efforts to emerging leaders and inspires, motivates and enlightens students who will become the next generation of corporate leaders in the military. “
Over the course of a year, Moreno and his classmates participated in sessions designed to increase their personal and professional knowledge while developing their leadership skills through experiential training.
According to AFSB 402nd Deputy Commander Joe Schulz, the EEL program is similar to the Army Sustainment Command’s “Journey to Leadership” program.
“The intention is to train future leaders in a wide range of leadership skills and improve team and interpersonal skills,” said Schulz. “Sir. Moreno’s appointment, attendance and graduation to the US Army Pacific EEL is an investment in him as one of our future leaders.
Moreno, a retired sergeant. 1st Class, has a passion for the military and for developing young leaders to thrive in their organizations.
Going forward, says Moreno, he wants to help young military leaders recognize their potential and continue to occupy positions of greater responsibility. “Ultimately, the future of the military depends on these leaders. I want to make a difference, not only with them, but also with the military. “
Moreno is already making a difference within the 402nd and the military as a whole, while working full time and studying for a PhD in management with a focus on organizational leadership.
The daughter of Moreno, the US Air Force sergeant major. Samantha Ikahihifo, said her father was her biggest inspiration.
“He’s a perfect example of a forward leader and truly the hardest worker in the room. Late at night, early in the morning, it doesn’t matter if my dad does whatever he thinks about. His tenacity and dedication completely amazes me. He never complains; he just makes it happen, ”Ikahihifo said. “I am a very proud girl.”
“His degree is the start of a journey that will allow the 402nd to maximize the mentorship he has received, the skills he has used to team up, the relationships he has forged with other future leaders. of USARPAC and its future development missions, ”said Schulz.