CMSgt Michael L. Wester
Director, CMSgt Leadership Course
Program Description. The Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course (CLC), located on Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL, is a resident program that consists of 160 academic hours. The CLC is the capstone and pinnacle level of enlisted professional military education (EPME). The CLC provides Chief Master Sergeants the education to bridge strategic vision into tactical execution. Throughout the program, the CLC emphasizes critical thinking and an enterprise-level view in order to educate, inspire, and develop Chief Master Sergeants into strategic-level leaders who effectively lead, manage, and mentor lethal and ready organizations. The chiefs will continue to build on foundational strategic-level leadership competencies that are instrumental to fly, flight and win across the full spectrum of conflict and all domains of military power.
Learning Outcomes. The CLC prepares Chief Master Sergeants to:
Faculty. The teaching staff of the CLC is composed of highly experienced active duty Chief Master Sergeants, along with former senior enlisted members (primarily retired Chief Master Sergeants) who hold a minimum Masters level academic and/or instructional credentials. Instructor selection is determined by professional experience, academic background, and faculty qualification.
Duration. Completion of the course is delivered in 20 academic days. The CLC conducts seven classes per year with 96 to 108 students in each class.
Eligibility. The USAF Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course selection and scheduling for the CLC is done by AF/DPE and AFPC/DPSIT, and is driven by the CMSgt promotion release. Selection and scheduling is done in accordance with AFI 36-2301 and the Chief Leadership Course ETCA based on grade and availability. Air Reserve Component Members will be scheduled by NGB/HR and AFRC/A1KO respectively, per the abovementioned Instruction.
Reference the ETCA website (.mil only) for additional information.
550 McDonald St, Bldg 1143
Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 36114-3107