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  • LEAP to FAO Spotlight: Capt. Kalynn Mendez

    "The FAO career path soon became my ‘Air Force dream job.’ I knew being a LEAP Scholar would only make me a better candidate for FAO and build my language and cultural skills during the waiting period. I attribute a significant amount of the success of my FAO package to my LEAP experiences and

  • LEAP Scholars Represent 72% of 2022 FAO Selects

    The 16F/16Z Development Team boarded and selected 39 officers for deliberate development and re-core as FAOs. Of the 39 selectees, 28 are LEAP Scholars, a 72% selection rate from LEAP.

  • LEAP Scholars and FAOs Support U.S. Army Exercise Lightning Focus 22

    A team of five French and four Arabic Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars provided language and tactical support to U.S. Army Europe and Africa for Exercise Lightning Focus 2022 through the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s Training Partnership Request.

  • LEAP Spotlight: Capt. Jimmy Chien

    “I wish more people knew about LEAP and the resources and experiences it can provide. LEAP is absolutely vital in ensuring the Air Force develops personnel with language and cultural skillsets. These skillsets will become invaluable as we continue to leverage and foster our partnerships across the

  • LEAP Spotlight: Maj. Timothy Bettis

    "The ability of AFCLC to be forward-thinking and enable USAF students to flex their curriculum to anticipate future DOD needs is highly important. The bottom-up nature of the Language Enabled Airman Program allows students to be more agile in matching their interests and capabilities to emerging DOD

  • LEAP Spotlight: Colonel Ceir Coral

    “As I go into my 36th year of service in the USAF, I can reflect on my opportunities to utilize my language skills and am fortunate to be a part of the tremendous, force-enabling LEAP; I am excited to see the continual growth in language and culture awareness,” Portuguese Brazilian Language Enabled

  • 18 LEAP Scholars Selected for FAO

    Congratulations to our Language Enabled Airmen Program Scholars who recently transitioned to the Foreign Area Officer Core Career Field! FAOs are regional experts who operate in unique international, joint, and interagency roles, often with significant interaction with senior military and civilian

  • Congrats to LEAP Scholars Who Transitioned to FAO

    Congratulations to our LEAP Scholars (and the many others) who recently transitioned to the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Core Career Field! FAOs are regional experts who operate in unique international, joint, and interagency roles, often with significant interaction with senior military and civilian

  • The Air Force Culture and Language Center, the FAOs, and the Future

    The Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Program deliberately develops Airmen with expertise in international affairs by facilitating language, regional expertise and culture courses. The Air Force Culture and Language Center has a similar mission, and for years now has been a critical contributor to the

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