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Course Code: 501358
Duration: 36 Days (25 days are academic)
How To Apply: Procedures are located in the Special Info Section below
  1. Be a Senior Petty Officer (Active Duty E-5 and E-6 personnel)
  2. Have outstanding performance documented (EERs) in Direct Access (DA).
  3. Be an excellent representative of the U.S. Coast Guard and present a sharp, trim, and fit military appearance.
  4. Be in compliance with Coast Guard weight and body fat standards as well as meet the U.S. Air Forceís (USAF) requirements of a 39.5" waistline or acceptable BMI.
  5. Be fit for full duty and able to participate in the USAFís fitness program. Members shall ensure they meet the Coast Guardís boat crew fitness standards and USAF requirements to run, push-ups, and sit-ups prior to applying. Proper documentation of results is required on the application.
  6. Have one year of obligated service remaining upon graduation as outlined in the Performance, Training and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10C (series).
Special Info: Special Info: The submission deadlines for FY17 and beyond will be announced annually via ALCGENL. 1. Applications will be accepted until the deadline dates provided on the ALCGENL and reviewed to select the best qualified applicants to represent the organization. 2. Additional information can be found by visiting the following websites: 12C Website: AFNCOA Website and Student Guide:

AFNCOA ILE Distance Learning Website: USAF Fitness Information:

If information is required that isnít reflected on the website, contact the Program Manager, SCPO Anthony Matulonis, at 202-475-5511 or via email at

1) Successful graduation from this academy satisfies the LAMS requirements for advancement eligibility to E-6.

2) Members who have previously attended LAMS are eligible to apply.

3) This course is sponsored by the Office of Leadership, CG-12C.

4) Application Requirements:

1. CG Memo Format

a. No more than 2 pages; excluding endorsements

b. 12 point text, single spaced,

c. Memo is from the member and addressed to the AFNCOA Appointment Board


2. Paragraph ONE contains the memberís information:

a. Employee Identification Number

b. Date of Rank

c. Time in service/Time in Grade

d. Military Status

e. Gender and Age

f. Contact Numbers

g. Email Address

h. Session dates you can attend

i. CG & AF PFT results and Body Composition Information

3. Paragraph TWO:

a. Describe your current responsibilities and collateral duties and how they support the Commandantís Direction and Priorities.

4. Paragraph THREE:

a. Describe how you have aligned the USCG Ethos and Core Values with your everyday life, both on duty and off duty.

5. Paragraph FOUR:

a. Describe why you believe this opportunity will help you become a more effective leader.

6. Command endorsements are required from the memberís Commanding Officer and Command Chief. Endorsements must be submitted separately and should address at a minimum:

a. That the member will be an excellent CG representative

b. Member presents a sharp military appearance

c. Member is fit for full duty, meets CG & AF fitness and weight requirements

d. Why the member should be selected to attend this academy

5) 2-8x10 photos of member in TROPS; one, full body, facing forward and one, full body, facing to the side

Once all application prerequisites and requirements have been fulfilled, email complete application to the Program Manger identified above. Members selected to attend will be notified via email by the Program Manger.


AFNCOA is held at McGhee-Tyson ANGB located in Louisville, TN, about 15 minutes outside of Knoxville. This course is ideal for members who desire a quality, joint, professional military education that will contribute significantly to their leader development and challenge them to be effective leaders and innovative risk takers. Students are exposed to five academic disciplines: Profession of Arms, Warfare Studies, Leadership Studies, International Security Studies, and Communication Studies. These disciplines are distributed throughout the four graduate attributes that consist of military professional, operational airman, unit manager, and the managerial communicator. The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) Intermediate Leadership Experience (ILE) provides comprehensive education to prepare enlisted Airmen to be adaptable, ethical, and willing to execute assigned leadership responsibilities to overcome current and future leadership and management challenges in order to effectively operate in complex and ambiguous environments. Desired Outcomes: Professional Growth: NCOs equipped to understand and embrace their role in the mission Personal Development: Citizen Airmen enabled to leverage military leadership in civilian applications Team Building: Leaders prepare to build, direct, and motivate teams for optimal performance Critical Thinking: Expert thinkers developed to think outside the box to solve problems Skilled Communication: Professionals empowered to deliver quality information, both oral and written Valuable Networking: World-wide Airmen linked together to build and maintain life-long connections. Accredited by the College of the Air Force (CCAF), graduates are awarded 5 semester hours of college credit in Leadership and Management II.

Convening Dates

Facility Name Start Date End Date Session #
MCGHEE ANG NCO SCHOOL 1/4/2017 2/8/2017 84
MCGHEE ANG NCO SCHOOL 2/22/2017 3/28/2017 85
MCGHEE ANG NCO SCHOOL 4/12/2017 5/16/2017 86
MCGHEE ANG NCO SCHOOL 7/5/2017 8/9/2017 87
MCGHEE ANG NCO SCHOOL 8/23/2017 9/28/2017 88