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Leading Edge: Professional Military Education

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Airman Leadership School (ALS) instructors during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS instructors are responsible for teaching senior Airmen their role as military supervisors and how they will contribute to the overall goals and mission of the Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Airman Leadership School (ALS) instructors during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS instructors are responsible for teaching senior Airmen their role as military supervisors and how they will contribute to the overall goals and mission of the Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Master Sgt. Christopher Brown, 354th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School (ALS) commandant, about ALS memorabilia on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. Airman Leadership School is the first step in the Enlisted Professional Military Education continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be frontline supervisors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Master Sgt. Christopher Brown, 354th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School (ALS) commandant, about ALS memorabilia on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. Airman Leadership School is the first step in the Enlisted Professional Military Education continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be frontline supervisors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, observes Airman Leadership School (ALS) memorabilia on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS facility is full of Air Force enlisted heritage items acquired and gifted by Airmen who have attended the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, observes Airman Leadership School (ALS) memorabilia on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS facility is full of Air Force enlisted heritage items acquired and gifted by Airmen who have attended the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Futch, the 354th Force Support Squadron First-Term Airman Center instructor, talks with Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. Berkland visited the Professional Military Education center to talk with the team responsible for the professional development of Eielson Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Futch, the 354th Force Support Squadron First-Term Airman Center instructor, talks with Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. Berkland visited the Professional Military Education center to talk with the team responsible for the professional development of Eielson Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, talks with Airmen during a First-Term Airman Center on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The course is designed to welcome Airmen to their first assignment and help them transition from a training environment to the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, talks with Airmen during a First-Term Airman Center on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The course is designed to welcome Airmen to their first assignment and help them transition from a training environment to the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Airman Leadership School (ALS) instructors during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS instructors are responsible for teaching senior Airmen their role as military supervisors and how they will contribute to the overall goals and mission of the Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)