ESDP participants hit classroom, begin training Published Sept. 9, 2015 By Staff Reports 78th Force Support Squadron ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Participants for the first year's Emerging Supervisor Development Program have been selected, and the 44 students are now in the classroom for formal training designed to help prepare them for future leadership positions. The first three-week class began Aug. 3, and the second session began Aug. 10. The program is being executed at Robins, Hill and Tinker and provides formal leadership development training to employees interested in becoming first-level supervisors. It's the second tier of the Leader and Supervisory Development Continuum which is an Air Force Sustainment Center tool used to provide a standardized approach to leadership development. The ESDP participants have 12 months to complete all the training requirements to graduate from the program, including job shadowing and supervisor immersion. The first class will graduate in August 2016. Once they've done so, the students will be placed in the ESDP graduate pool for a three-year period. Participants include: Anthony Barlow; Chantel Barringer; Derek Belflower; Lakin Bembry; Bruce Blackwell; John Bloodworth; Latoya Brown; Keith Capra; Richard Christmas; Robert Cochran; Shelton Gates; Andrew Goldberg; Virigina Graves; Stacey Hankerson-Mathis; Andrea Hodges; Gregory Hunt; Jeremy Johannes; Douglas Jordan; Latanja Knowlton; Eric Langston; Kemberly Lingelbach; Wesley Lister; Latita Lockhard; Russell Masa; Wilbur Mathews; Elsie McDade; Vanessa McGriff; Rhonda McKnight; Trent Miller; Michael Moorman; Ashley Nolan; George Pacheco; Ryan Patterson; Cody Pinnell; Jonathan Ringley; Christopher Rogers; Matthew Scoggins; Shanika Sims; Vincent Stone; Darryl Turner; Andrew Vaughan; Ashley Wilder; Lisa Wood and David Wright. As the other tiers are developed and implemented, 78FSS/ FSDE will provide the widest dissemination possible.