Egyptian officer graduates U.S. Air Force Military Training Instructor School
By Senior Airman Stormy Archer, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 20, 2019
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --
An Egyptian military officer graduated from the U.S. Air Force Military Training Instructor Course May 9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Egyptian Armed Forces Capt. Amer Faymy completed the eight-week course at the Military Training Instructor Schoolhouse and will return to his home country to instruct and lead members of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Egypt is one of the United States’ longest-standing strategic partners in the Middle East and plays a vital role in regional security and stability through its counterterrorism efforts, According to the U.S. Department of State.
“With the help of my instructors and classmates I was able to learn a lot of skills and the core values of the U.S. Air Force; service, integrity and excellence,” Faymy said. “The things I learned here will help me be a better leader back home.”
MTIs are tasked with mentoring, teaching and molding civilians into military service members.
“I am proud to serve alongside all of you, and everything that you represent for our Air Force, our nation, and our international partners.” Said Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training Group commander. “Congratulations and a job well done to each and every one of you, but the job is just getting started.”