By AFCLC Outreach Team
/ Published May 26, 2021
After a virtual selection board process this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Air Force Culture and Language Center selected 95 Cadets for the Language Enabled Airman Program out of 216 applicants. This year marked the second year that candidates were selected for LEAP from a branch other than the U.S. Air Force; five of the LEAP selectees will eventually enter the U.S. Space Force.
Participation in LEAP is voluntary and highly competitive. To become a LEAP scholar, Airmen and Guardians must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language specified on the Air Force Strategic Language List, receive an endorsement from their unit commander, and compete via a board process. Selection to LEAP is based on applicants’ existing language proficiency, potential to achieve higher levels of language proficiency, and Air Force language requirements.
Below are the names of the 95 Cadets who are now members of LEAP, or watch our announcement video, featuring LEAP Scholars Maj. Alex Watkins and Capt. Austin Pickrell, on YouTube:
Modern Standard Arabic
St Pierre, Luke
Quintero Hilsaca, Camila
*Denotes U.S. Space Force
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