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Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Your Journey to Staff Sergeant

In the Air Force, there's no greater honor than nurturing the dedication of those who raise their right hand to serve our nation. Welcome to the Airman Leadership School, where the path to Staff Sergeant begins.

This transformative five-week program, designed exclusively for our Senior Airmen at Fairchild, isn't just a course; it's a stepping stone to leadership excellence. We believe that every one of you has the potential to be a front-line supervisor who can inspire, guide, and drive your future teams towards our shared Air Force mission.

Airman Leadership School isn't just another training; it's your first profound encounter with professional military education (PME). Here, we focus on igniting your leadership abilities, fostering a deep commitment to the profession of arms, and honing the art of effective communication.

So, embrace the opportunity before you, and let ALS be the catalyst for your growth as a leader. Your journey to Staff Sergeant is an inspiring path of transformation and empowerment, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.


Unlock Your Potential: A Dynamic Course Beyond the Ordinary

Step into a world of innovative learning where your journey transcends the confines of traditional examinations. In this course, we believe in the power of hands-on experience and performance tasks to not just test, but truly ignite your understanding of lesson concepts and principles.

Our curriculum is a symphony of knowledge, carefully crafted into four universal learning areas: Air Force Culture, Mission, Leadership, and Problem Solving. These aren't just subjects; they are gateways to personal growth and transformation.

Within each learning area, you'll discover a treasure trove of individual lessons, meticulously designed to align with our course outcomes. We don't just aim to educate; we aspire to empower you to thrive in the world of the Air Force.

To ensure you make the most of this inspiring journey, we encourage you to bring your laptop computer or tablet. It's not just a tool; it's your gateway to unlimited learning possibilities.

Are you ready to transcend the ordinary? Join us on this remarkable educational adventure, where we redefine what's possible.


Qualifications for Airman Leadership School

Are you ready to take the next step in your Air Force journey? To enroll in the Airman Leadership School, you should meet the following criteria:

Senior Airman: You should hold the rank of Senior Airman.

Service Duration: You should have completed 36 months of service.

Promotion Line Number: If you don't have 36 months of service yet, having a promotion line number for Staff Sergeant qualifies you for enrollment.

Fitness Readiness: You must maintain a current passing fitness score.

Retainability: Ensure you have at least six months of retainability from the projected class graduation date.

We believe in your potential and are excited to see you excel. If you meet these qualifications, you're well on your way to becoming a part of our Airman Leadership School. Your leadership journey awaits!


Airman Leadership School Awards

Mandatory award and wear upon successful completion of ALS.

This is the highest honor awarded at PME. This award is presented to the student who achieves the highest overall standing from a combination of academic scores, performance evaluations, and leadership qualities.

The award is presented to the top 10% of the class, based on standing from a combination of academic scores, performance evaluations, and leadership qualities.

This award is presented to the student who excelled as a scholar and is based on all summative objective and performance evaluation scores.

This award is presented to the student who, in the commandant’s judgment made the most signification contribution to the overall success of their class. The John L. Levitow Award winner is not eligible for this award.

Airman Leadership School

716 W Castle St, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
(509) 247-2824

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri .......................... 7 am - 4 pm
Mon - Fri .......................... 11 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Fri .......................... 4 pm - 8 pm
Sat & Sun .......................... 11 am - 2 pm

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