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Airman Leadership School class 20-1

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Staff Sgt. Myles Davis, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The distinguished graduate award is presented to the top ten-percent of graduates for their performance in academic evaluations and demonstration of leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Senior Airman Tatianna Armant, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The distinguished graduate award is presented to the top ten-percent of graduates for their performance in academic evaluations and demonstration of leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Senior Airman Summer Durham, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The distinguished graduate award is presented to the top ten-percent of graduates for their performance in academic evaluations and demonstration of leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Staff Sgt. Jalon Scott, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The distinguished graduate award is presented to the top ten-percent of graduates for their performance in academic evaluations and demonstration of leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Staff Sgt. Jalon Scott, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the academic award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The academic award is presented to the student with the highest overall average on all academic evaluations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Senior Airman John Reid, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the Commandants award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The commandant leadership award is selected by the ALS commandant, and is presented to the student who demonstrates the characteristics of an effective leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Senior Airman Selena Edison, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the John L. Levitow award during the graduation of ALS class 20-1, Nov. 21, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The John L. Levitow award is presented to the student demonstrating the highest level of leadership and scholastic performance, and is determined by the assignment of points by their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

47 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, Nov. 21, here.

ALS is a six-week professional development course designed to prepare new Staff Sergeants and Senior Airmen for supervisory duties, and is required before fulfilling the role of frontline supervisor. Topics covered include leadership, followership, communication skills and the profession of arms.

ALS is the first of three in-residence courses required for Airmen, and all graduates are awarded the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon. The other in-residence courses include the NCO Academy, which is completed upon making the rank of Technical Sergeant, and the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, which is completed upon entering the SNCO tier.