Front Range CGOC provides unique community involvement

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  • By Senior Airman Laura Turner
  • 310th Space Wing Public Affairs

Throughout the year, members of the 310th Space Wing attend wing and community events in the Colorado Springs area. The Front Range Company Grade Officers’ Council, alongside the Rocky Mountain Top-3 and the Junior Enlisted Council, play a large part in the success of these events by volunteering their time and experience.

Capt. Jesus (Jesse) Diaz, 380th Space Control Squadron and CGOC president, encourages members that are eligible to join his current team in an effort to better assist the local community.

“The Front Range CGOC provides a unique opportunity to develop professionally, support the wing and local community and to network with senior leaders,” said Diaz. “We also frequently host professional development events and mentorship sessions with senior Reserve leaders, such as our upcoming leadership hike in August.”

Any CGO under the 310th Space Wing can participate, said Diaz, especially CGO’s from geographically separated units that can help extend their efforts and impact.

“Our goal is to function as a social and professional organization established to enhance morale, esprit de corps, and cooperation between 310th members,” said Capt. Ana Dominguez, 19th Space Operations Squadron and CGOC secretary. “We provide monthly volunteer opportunities with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Marion House and other local groups.”

All proceeds made by the council go directly toward wing events, said Diaz, such as the annual awards banquet.

“The most rewarding thing I’ve ever done as a CGOC member was the 310th Space Wing’s most recent annual awards banquet and 75th Diamond Jubilee,” said Capt. Allen Chandler, 6th Space Operations Squadron and CGOC vice president.

“For me it was hosting the World War II 310th Bombardment Group veterans and their families during the jubilee,” said Diaz. “They put their lives on the line to protect our freedom, and it was an honor to recognize their courageous contributions at the event.”

The Front Range CGOC will be holding elections during the September Unit Training Assembly. If you are interested in a leadership position, please contact Capt. Jesus (Jesse) Diaz, Capt. Ana Dominguez or Capt. Liz Townsend by the August UTA with any nominations.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to grow and develop into well-rounded officers while giving your ideas and concerns a voice,” said Diaz. “Make your Air Force experience as full, fun and meaningful as possible!”