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Legal course held for ANG leaders

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The 150th Special Operations Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, hosted a Contemporary Base Issues course April 22-23 at the Mountain View Club here.

The primary goal of the CBI Course is to prepare all current and future ANG leaders to work together as a team to identify, analyze, and resolve contemporary base issues.

“The CBI is designed to teach the average members of their National Guard basic legal issues,” said Estevan Najera, 150th SOW Paralegal. “Especially, they try to target new leaders, people who are up and coming, your staff sergeants, tech sergeants, people who will soon be senior leadership and they need to know the basic legal principles.”

The course had not been held in-person for two years due to the pandemic. There were approximately 100 attendees from all over the country.

The course is taught by judge advocates from throughout the ANG who bring various experiences and specialties to the course. Some of the subjects included Military Status Matters, Modern Domestic Operations, Ethics, and Progressive Discipline.

“I enjoyed the delivery of the important information because it was smooth. It was fun, interactive; therefore, I learned a lot,” said Master Sgt. Diana Melero-Sena, Military Personnel Management, Joint Forces Headquarters-New Mexico.

The course is held six times a year in locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The next course will be in Fargo, N.D.