Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School
When it comes to leaders, Airmen fit the description with the values ingrained into them through words from the Airman’s creed: “Wingman; Leader; Warrior.” When it comes to leading first-term Airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base, that task primarily belongs to Pitsenbarger Airman Leadership School graduates.
ALS focuses on developing junior enlisted Airmen into front-line supervisors. Classes at Spangdahlem Air Base lasts 24 duty days and are divided into three separate flights, each one led by a NCO instructor. Approximately 50 students attend each class with a commandant overseeing the entire course.
Students learn everything from negotiating tactics; interoperation with agencies in and outside the Air Force; macro and micro cultures; how to complete standardized items such as Airman comprehensive assessment feedback forms, enlisted performance reports, decorations, award packages and letters of counseling.