Airman Leadership School class 20-4
By Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar, 49th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 02, 2020
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --
19 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a closed ceremony due to COVID-19 safety measures, July 1, 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.