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ALS Class 17-E graduates

ALS Class 17-E graduates

Airman Leadership School class 17-E stands before the EC-47 static plane display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 25, 2017. ALS is a 6-week course designed to prepare senior airmen to assume supervisory duties, offering instruction in the practice of leadership and followership, written and oral communicative skills and the profession of arms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Congratulations to the Airmen of Class 17-E, who graduated from Airman Leadership School Aug. 3.

ALS is a six-week course designed to prepare senior airmen to assume supervisory duties by offering instruction in the practice of leadership, followership, written and oral communicative skills, and the profession of arms. Students gain an understanding of their role as military supervisors and how they can contribute to the overall goals and mission of the Air Force. Senior airmen must complete ALS to assume the rank of staff sergeant.

Goodfellow Air Force Base Class 17-E graduates:

17th Force Support Squadron:


Senior Airman Kirk Turner

17th Security Forces Squadron:

Senior Airman Justin Hon

17th Training Support Squadron:


Senior Airman Amber Kuth (John L. Levitow Award Recipient)

Senior Airman Kelly Patterson

315th Training Squadron:

Senior Airman Zachary Adams (Commandant Award Recipient)

Air Force ROTC Det 847 graduate:

Senior Airman Jason Gaona

Dyess Air Force Base graduates:

317th Operations Support Squadron:

Senior Airman John Crawford (Academic Award Recipient)

Laughlin Air Force Base graduates:

47th Medical Operations Squadron:

Senior Airman Jessica Sporleder

47th Operations Support Squadron:

Senior Airman Kantrell Gray

47th Security Forces Squadron:

Senior Airman Collin Madison

Senior Airman James Little III

47th Security Forces Support Squadron:


Senior Airman Brian Stevens

Mansfield Air National Guard Base graduates:

179th Operations Support Squadron:


Senior Airman Jamar James

Will Rogers Air National Guard Base graduates:

137th Aerospace Medical Squadron:

Senior Airman Devin Bruner

The Academic Award is given to the student who demonstrated academic excellence in all summative objective and performance evaluation.

The Commandant Award is given to the student who denotes excellence and who demonstrates superior leadership as identified by their peers and the ALS staff.

The John L. Levitow is the highest award possible. It based upon all summative objective, performance evaluation and leadership points.