Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning Program (SNCOA DLP)

The SNCOA Distance Learning Program is the third level of enlisted PME and prepares SNCOs to lead the enlisted force in the employment of air and space power in support of US national security objectives. Specifically, the program educates SNCOs to become adaptable senior enlisted leaders able to operate critically, strategically, and jointly in complex and ambiguous environments.

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Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning Curriculum Flow

Senior Noncommissioned Officer Distance Learning Curriculum Flow


The eligibility criteria for the SNCOA DL program are found in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2670, Total Force Development​.

Only Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel in the grade of Master Sergeant (E-7) are eligible to enroll in the SNCOA DL program per policy provided by their respective headquarters.  


To enroll, download and follow our step-by-step instructions by clicking here. A CAC card is required to complete the enrollment process.  Please read through the guide completely and follow all the steps to fully onboard into the program. There are additional tips provided in the last few slides to help you have a better PME experience.


The Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning (SNCOA DL) program provides professional military education to prepare SNCOs to lead the enlisted force by shaping organizational culture, improving organizations, and understanding how Air Force capabilities support Department of Defense objectives.  The program enriches the development of SNCOs by providing concepts to enable them to operate at an organizational level while at home or in a joint environment. 

The SNCOA DL program includes a mix of self-paced and applied courses. The program is designed to provide professional development to enlisted military members at a specific and critical point in their career. The program provides students with peer-to-peer interaction and collaboration opportunities.


Enlisted Student Handbook

Enlisted Student Handbook

The SNCOA DL program produces graduates who are able to…

1.     Describe how to anticipate and direct transitions that lead to more innovative, agile, and lethal organizations. 

2.     Explain how to lead organizations through problem-solving efforts to achieve mission success. 

3.     Describe how to shape organizational culture by promoting a healthy organizational ethos. 

4.     Describe how to connect Air and Space organizations and capabilities to Joint Operations. 

For course descriptions and requirements, see the current Air University Catalog.

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