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Congratulations to ALS Class 11-4

Airman Leadership School's graduating class 11-4 sings the Air Force Song at the Heritage Club May 19 as their graduation ceremony commences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Gibson)

Airman Leadership School's graduating class 11-4 sings the Air Force Song at the Heritage Club May 19 as their graduation ceremony commences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Gibson)

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:
Garitty, Christian
Portka, Matthew Leadership Award and Distinguished Graduate

Senior Airman graduates:
Alejandre, Viviano
Bailon, Daniel
Barksdale, Brandon
Brown, Shaun
Craig, Rhonda
Davis, Dundre
Durant, David
Elliott, David
Frazier, Sonny
Heinrich, Arthur
Hemman, Katelyn
Josefowitz, Joshua
Lard, Melvin
McCausland, Elizabeth John Levitow Award
McNatt, Kevin
Minkler, Seth
Parker, Jacop Academic Achievement and Distinguished Graduate
Redus, Kevin
Sathern, Monica
Stoner, Paul
Turbitt, Aaron