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Senior Airman Troy Hicks, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Troy Hicks, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Desmond Padilla, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Desmond Padilla, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Troy Taylor Sochovka, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Troy Taylor Sochovka, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Daulton Charles, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb. 13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Daulton Charles, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb. 13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Daulton Charles, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the academic award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby)

Senior Airman Daulton Charles, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the academic award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb. 13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby)

Senior Airman Ebony Satterfield, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the commandant leadership award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Ebony Satterfield, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the commandant leadership award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb.13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Ashley Adorno, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the John L. Levitow award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, February 13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

Senior Airman Ashley Adorno, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the John L. Levitow award during the graduation of ALS class 20-2, Feb. 13, 2020, 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 Kristin Weathersby).

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

47 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, February 13, 2020.

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.