Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development Schools

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  • Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development, Maxwell AFB, AL

Air Force Civilian School 
The Department of the Air Force Civilian School provides education in support of all civilian Air and Space professionals, to include providing academic tools and knowledge to create a more capable, engaged civilian force, as well as the opportunity for civilians to enhance and grow their career potential.

Commanders' Professional Development School 
The Commanders’ Professional Development School (CPDS) is responsible for conducting CSAF-mandated Wing, Vice Wing and Group Commander pre-command training, Wing and Vice Wing Commander spouse training, and incident management training through professional continuing education for the Air Force. Yearly, over 1100 students participate in the school's professional continuing education courses at Maxwell AFB, AL and at worldwide locations.
Force Support Professional Development School 
The Force Support Professional Development School (FSPDS), located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is responsible for leadership development for the force support career field and supervisory development through professional continuing education for the Air Force. Yearly, over 5,000 students participate in the School's professional continuing education courses. Some exported courses are taught at the customer's location or in a distance learning format. The school has been in existence since 1965.
Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School 
The Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS)  vision is to be the Department of Defense (DoD) center of excellence providing multi-disciplined advanced Financial Management education to support the warfighter. The school’s faculty teaches two courses; The Defense Financial Management Course (DFMC) and the Defense Decision Support Course (DDSC). The DFMC is four weeks, and the DDSC is one week. DDSC is taught both in residence at Maxwell AFB and at the home station of requesting units.
Air Force Chaplain Corps College 
The Air Force Chaplain Corps (AFCCC) provides spiritual care and the opportunity for Airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel to exercise their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. This is accomplished through religious observances, providing pastoral care, and advising leadership on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, core values, and religious accommodation issues.

USAF First Sergeant Academy 
The AF First Sergeant Academy (FSA) is a leadership development and technical training course designed to train, educate, and develop select senior noncommissioned officers to serve as United States Air Force first sergeants.  First sergeants advise commanders on the readiness, health, morale, welfare, and quality of life of Airmen and families to ensure a mission-ready force.

Profession of Arms Center of Excellence 
The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence, PACE, helps the Air Force develop better people, better Airmen, better leaders. PACE was first established in 2015 with the charge to develop Air Force personnel with a professionalism mindset, character and core values to enhance the effectiveness of organizations across the Air Force.