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ALS graduates 12 future NCOs

DENVER -- Senior Airman Clarissa Murillo, 566th Intelligence Squadron, seen here with the guest speaker, Chief Master Sgt. Valerie Pryor, Air Reserve Personnel Center, and Master Sgt. Jan Menard, 460th Medical Group, representing the Top 3 and presenting the John L. Levitow Award. The Airman Leadership School graduated 12 future Air Force non-commissioned officers at the Doubletree hotel here May 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steven Czyz)

DENVER -- Senior Airman Clarissa Murillo, 566th Intelligence Squadron, seen here with the guest speaker, Chief Master Sgt. Valerie Pryor, Air Reserve Personnel Center, and Master Sgt. Jan Menard, 460th Medical Group, representing the Top 3 and presenting the John L. Levitow Award. The Airman Leadership School graduated 12 future Air Force non-commissioned officers at the Doubletree hotel here May 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steven Czyz)

DENVER -- Twelve Airmen from Buckley Air Force Base graduated from the base's Airman Leadership School May 14 at the Denver Airport Marriott here.

The senior airman graduates were:
Alicia Chavez, 460th Medical Group
Steven Dacus, 2nd Space Warning Squadron
Jessica Eastman, 566th Intelligence Squadron
James Grunhard Jr., 460th Civil Engineer Squadron -- Academic Achievement Award
Patrick Knight, 566th IS
Crystal Morin, 566th IS -- Leadership Award
Clarisa Murillo, 566th IS -- John L. Levitow Award
Lucas Slater, 566th IS
Mark Varnadore, 140th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Luis Vasquez, 566th IS
Kerri Williamson, 460th Space Wing
Tonya Woosley, Air Reserve Personnel Center

ALS is the first level of enlisted Professional Military Education and is designed to prepare senior airmen to be professional, warfighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams to support the employment of air, space and cyberspace power.

The students participate in 24 days, or 192 hours, of a demanding curriculum based on four graduate attributes: combat leader, military professional, supervisor of Airmen and supervisory communicator.

"This was a very bright and positive class," said Master Sgt. Sheryl Orawiec, ALS Commandant. "I am confident in their abilities to use the ALS tools to be solid, first-rate supervisors in the Air Force."

The graduates also earned ten credit hours through The Community College of the Air Force upon completion of the course.
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