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Airman Leadership School Class 21-6

ALS class 21-6

Senior Airman Ramon A. Chan Hafen, right, accepts the academic achievement during the graduation of ALS class 21-6, June 24, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The academic award is presented to the student with the highest overall average on all academic evaluations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin Weathersby)

ALS class 21-6

Senior Airman Tiffany A. Jackson, center, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the commandant leadership award during the graduation of ALS class 21-6, June 24, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The commandant leadership award is selected by the ALS commandant and is presented to the student who demonstrates exemplary leadership characteristics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin Weathersby)

ALS class 21-6

Senior Airman Ramon A. Chan Hafen, right, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the distinguished graduate award during the graduation of ALS class 21-6, June 24, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. 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 Senior Airman Kristin Weathersby)

ALS class 21-6

Senior Airman Andrea C. Bonkowski, center, Airman Leadership School graduate, accepts the John L. Levitow award during the graduation of ALS class 21-6, June 24, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The John L. Levitow award is presented to the student demonstrating the highest level of leadership and scholastic performance, and is partially determined by the assignment of points by their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin Weathersby)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

18 Airmen graduated from Holloman’s Airman Leadership School, during a ceremony at Club Holloman, June 24, 2021, 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.

Senior Airman Ramon A. Chan Hafen, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Jonathan J. Steinbrink, 49th AMXS

Senior Airman Kristoffer L. Valera, 49 Component Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Jose Rico, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Thomas M. Heatherdale, 49th EMS

Senior Airman Bryson K. Salazar, 49th EMS

Staff Sgt. Nestor E. Nieves, 49th Force Support Squadron

Senior Airman Andrea C. Bonkowski, 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Senior Airman Albert S. Hannah, 49th LRS

Senior Airman Silas D. Veyon, 49th LRS

Senior Airman Joshua C. Dennis, 49th LRSs

Senior Airman Laura M. Gutierrez, 49th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

Senior Airman Julia C. Alonzo, 49th Security Forces Squadron

Senior Airman Olivia L. Landry, 49th SFS

Senior Airman Zachariah M. Manderson, 635th Materiel Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Jonathan J. Garvin, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Zachary A. Merrill, 849th AMXS

Senior Airman Tiffany A. Jackson, 849th AMXS

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