Maxwell Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > LEAP Accepting Applications for Spring Selection Board
LEAP Accepting Applications for Spring Selection Board

Posted 2/26/2013   Updated 2/26/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by Jodi L. Jordan
Air Force Culture and Language Center


2/26/2013 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- For the first time, the Language Enabled Airman Program will hold a selection board solely for active duty enlisted Airmen from across the Air Force in 2013. LEAP is a career-spanning program to identify, develop and sustain Airmen's foreign language and cultural capabilities. Managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center, the program seeks to develop cross-culturally competent leaders across all Air Force General Purpose Force specialties with working level foreign language proficiency - leaders who can meet Air Force global mission requirements, said Mr. Zachary Hickman, the AFCLC's Language Division chief.

The program began in 2009, and initially was only open to Air Force Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets. As the program grew, active duty officers and small numbers of enlisted Airmen from a limited number of career fields were allowed to apply. The spring 2013 selection board represents the first time there will be an entire selection board for enlisted active duty Airmen only.

"One of the Air Force's greatest strengths is the diversity of its people," said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody. "LEAP gives Airmen an opportunity to put their language abilities to work for our Air Force. There are many enlisted Airmen in the Air Force today who can bring their skills to the program, and I'm glad they now have the opportunity to apply."

LEAP is designed for those active duty Airmen who already have some existing language capability and a track record for pursuing proficiency in a language. The program targets early-career Airmen most likely to take fullest advantage of language learning, maintenance and assignments. The application period for the spring 2013 selection board opens Feb. 19 and closes April 15. Detailed application instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Air Force Culture and Language Center's website at www.culture.af.mil/LEAP.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Maxwell AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabSocial Media Dashboard
Facebook

Facebook

Twitter

Twitter

YouTube

YouTube

tabTop StoriesRSS feed 
ACSC vice commander honored by Cambridge University

Innovating education: New commander of Air University challenges Airmen

Scholarships for Military Children; Applications for new season available Dec. 15

Fadok retires after more than three decades of service.

Air Force members get new app to solve their own computer problems

Lt. Gen. Kwast assumes command of Air University

15,000 reasons to celebrate Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Air Force ROTC cadets receive nuclear scholarships

Holm Center changes command

Maxwell, Gunter libraries scheduled to undergo transitions

  arrow More Stories

tabAETC NewsRSS feed 
Innovating education: New commander of Air University challenges Airmen

Forging professional Airmen is AETC's new directorate's goal

AETC unit called in on difficult recovery effort

Pillars of Resiliency: Holiday budgeting

JBSA candidate to host AFIMSC

Luke Thunderbolts celebrate wingman day

F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act