Meet the 403rd Wing's new talent management consultant

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  • By Jessica L. Kendziorek
  • 403rd Wing Public Affairs

When it comes to getting career advice the talent management office is the way to go.

Once called career advisors, the Air Force changed the job title to talent management consultants as of Oct. 31.

For the 403rd Wing, Master Sgt. Heather Klamt is the talent management consultant, and she plays a pivotal role in the Wing’s career retention program. 

“Many Airmen don’t know all the opportunities that they have for a career change in the Air Force if they don’t like their current job,” said Klamt. “They decide they are going to do their one contract and be done.”

The TMCs job is to advise and educate Airmen on the different paths available during their career, along with providing the commanders guidance on the reenlistment and extension process, selective retention process, enlisted/officer incentive program, participation, trend analysis, and career enhancing programs.

Prior to coming to the 403rd Wing, Klamt was an Individual Mobilization Augmentee attached to the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, who worked in the medical case processing division completing administrative duties involved with the line of duty and medical board paperwork that the AFRC processes.

“Becoming a TMC, I hope to be able to help Airmen to realize that there are other avenues out there,” she said. “Some don’t know they can cross train or that special duties are available for them, so I am staying in to help others figure those opportunities out.”

Klamt hit the ground running as a TMC, completing 70 bonus payments, 64 reenlistments and 40 selective reenlistment program reports since she started in October.

“Master Sgt. Klamt assisted me with my reenlistment and answered questions I had about opportunities in the (Air Force) Reserve,” said Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman, 403rd Wing public affairs specialist. “It became clear quickly that she has a wealth of knowledge and is an asset to the wing and any Airman that needs help figuring out their path.”

Klamt is available during the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment during unit training assembly weekends in the 403rd Wing headquarters building, room 206. She can be reached at 228-377-4282 or by email at

Members should reach out to their group TMCs during UTA weekends.