LEAD town hall set for Dec. 10

Courtesy of the 86th Force Support Squadron

The U.S. Air Force Academy has a program designed for motivated enlisted Airmen eager to earn a world-class education and commission: Leaders Encouraging Airman Development.

The academy is looking for hardworking peer leaders with excellent academic backgrounds and physical fitness.

Graduates will be commissioned officers in the Air Force and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 27 academic majors. They will also have opportunities to train in flight and parachuting programs, travel around the world, learn other languages and participate in clubs and NCAA Division I sports.

Potential applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be under age 23 by July 1, 2015 (or under age 22 for a preparatory school appointment)
• Have no dependents
• Be of good moral character

Airmen who are accepted generally:
• Have mostly As and Bs in high school or college classes
• Have SAT math and verbal scores in the high 500s or higher (ACT subjects:  28 or higher)
• Display leadership in their workplace and through volunteer and recreational activities
• Maintain excellent physical fitness

The academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School both have 85 openings per year specifically for Airmen and are accepting applications now. Airmen must have an AF Form 1786 on file with the academy by Dec. 31 and finish their applications by Jan. 31.

The LEAD program is just one of many enlisted commissioning programs available to active-duty Airmen.

To find out more about the commissioning process, attend a commissioning town hall briefing hosted by the Ramstein Education Center and the Ramstein Company Grade Officers’ Council. The next town hall event will be held Dec. 10 at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Conference Center.

To register, call the 86th Force Support Squadron Education and Training Section at 480-2032.

For the full story, visit www.ramstein.af.mil.