ALS graduates 12 future leaders
By , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 31, 2009
AURORA, Colo. -- Twelve Airmen from Buckley Air Force Base graduated from the base's Airman Leadership School March 27 at the Doubletree Hotel here, after a one-day delay because of a stereotypical Colorado spring blizzard.
The graduates were:
Staff Sgt. Kaitlin Mannino, 566th Intelligence Squadron
Senior Airman Jeffrey Achuff, 8th Space Warning Squadron
Senior Airman Stephanie Bermudez, 566th IS
Senior Airman Artair Burnett, 566th IS
Senior Airman Suzanne Elrod, 566th IS
Senior Airman John Fairman, 460th Operations Support Squadron -- John L. Levitow Award
Senior Airman Brian Hall, 566th IS
Senior Airman Alexander Harrer, 566th IS
Senior Airman Crystal Haux, 566th IS
Senior Airman Kira Holley, 566th IS
Senior Airman Emily Martin, 460th Civil Engineer Squadron -- Academic Achievement and Leadership Award
Senior Airman Shannon Reed, 566th IS
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.