Congratulations to ALS Class 11-4
By , 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 20, 2011
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Twenty-three Airmen graduated from Airmen Leadership School in a ceremony May 19 at the Heritage Club.
Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis, Air Force Special Operations Training Center chief enlisted manager, Hurlburt Field, Fla., spoke at the event.
Airman Leadership School is a five week-long Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military education that enlisted Air Force members encounter. ALS focuses on developing leadership abilities as well as effective communication. Senior airmen with 48 months time-in-service or those with a promotion line number for staff sergeant, are eligible to attend. The member must also have at least six months of retainability from the projected class graduation date before being enrolled. ALS covers combat leader, military professional, supervisor of Airmen, verbal and written communication, and group dynamics. A majority of the instruction focuses around various Air Force rules and regulations.
Staff Sergeant graduates:
Portka, Matthew Leadership Award and Distinguished Graduate
Senior Airman graduates:
McCausland, Elizabeth John Levitow Award
Parker, Jacop Academic Achievement and Distinguished Graduate