FORT GORDON, GA. -- Professional development is one of the most important pieces of leadership development. It is how senior leaders prepare and mold future leaders to one day replace and improve the Army.Soldiers from the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade got the privilege to receive incite and professional development from 38th Chief of Signal and Signal School Commandant, Brig. Gen. Robert Edmonson at Fort Bragg, N.C. Feb. 27.The development session covered different topics from communications military occupational specialty convergence to communications certifications such as security plus and network plus becoming mandatory qualifications and ensuring flexible multifunctional Soldiers within the communications world."Making the Signal Corps more flexible communicators is key," said Capt. Edward Littrell, 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, future operations officer in charge. "If you are a multi-transmission system operator/maintainer, you should be able to perform the duties of a satellite communication systems operator-maintainer. Communicators are Communicators."Streamlining the communications work force was the major topic of the leader development session, for the equipment being used in the field it takes too many military occupational specialties to complete the mission. Which is the reason for the convergence combining skill sets to improve communications Soldiers overall effectiveness.Leader and professional development is how the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade is able to provide reliable redundant services across a multitude of mission sets. Always setting the standard when it comes to communications.