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The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is an Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) managed, volunteer program open to Active Duty officer and enlisted Airmen and Guardians in most career fields.  LEAP deliberately develops language enabled, cross-cultural service members across the General Purpose Force (GPF) with working-level foreign language proficiency.  With these skills, LEAP scholars can better support the application of air and space power through strengthening partnerships and interoperability.

To become a LEAP scholar, service members must demonstrate some level of proficiency in a foreign language specified on the Air Force Strategic Language List, receive endorsement from their unit commander, and compete via a board process.  Selection to LEAP is based on applicants’ academic history and job performance, existing language proficiency, potential to achieve higher levels of language proficiency, and Air and Space Force language requirements.

Eligible candidates may submit applications to the AFCLC within the timelines listed below and in accordance with application instructions.  Applications submitted outside the established windows will not be considered.  Candidates and their commanders will be notified of the results approximately 60 days after the selection board convenes.


Candidate Type

Application Window

Selection Board


3 May - 16 July 2021

17-18 August 2021


3 May - 16 July 2021

19-20 August 2021

Cadet 11 Jan - 5 Mar 2021 14-15 April 2021


For more information about LEAP, email us at AFCLC.Language@us.af.mil