Airman Leadership School Class 23-E graduates demonstrate leadership excellence

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  • By Senior Airman Ethan Sherwood
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Airman Leadership School Class 23-E celebrated their graduation, marking the successful completion of an intensive leadership development program. Graduates convened with their family, friends and fellow military members to celebrate at the Powell Event Center, July 20. 

Under the guidance of experienced instructors and through training, Class 23-E honed their leadership skills, preparing them to take on greater responsibilities within the Air Force. The ALS curriculum emphasizes the importance of communication, teamwork, decision-making, and ethical leadership, all of which are crucial attributes for future leaders in the armed forces.

Throughout the course, Class 23-E displayed dedication, commitment, and perseverance, which have become hallmarks of ALS graduates. The challenges they faced during their training not only tested their technical knowledge but also fostered personal growth and adaptability, essential traits for military leaders.

As they move forward in their careers, the graduates of Class 23-E will be entrusted with more significant responsibilities, guiding and supporting their fellow Airmen. From supervising small teams to leading vital missions, these newly minted leaders are ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and determination.

During the graduation ceremony, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Burleson, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, spoke to the graduates and encouraged them to hold on to the connections made during their course and to lean on the noncommissioned officer core when they need help. 

In recognition of their outstanding achievements, Class 23-E graduates were presented with certificates of completion, signifying their successful journey through ALS. Additionally, several graduates were honored with prestigious awards for exceptional performance in specific areas such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.

As Class 23-E sets out to assume their new leadership roles, they carry with them the legacy of those who have gone before them and they stand as a testament to the enduring spirit of excellence within the Air Force. 


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