Salutes & Awards

September 13, 2013

Twenty-five future NCOs graduate from ALS

Senior Airman John Hicks, 412th Security Forces Squadron (center), is presented with with the John L. Levitow Award by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th TW command chief, during an Airman Leadership School graduation Sept. 5 at Club Muroc. The award is given to the class’s top graduate and is named after Vietnam War Medal of Honor awardee Sergeant John L. Levitow. ALS Class 13-F graduated 25 future noncommissioned officers.

 

The 412th Test Wing’s Airmen Leadership School graduated 25 senior airman Aug. 5 in a ceremony at Club Muroc.

ALS is a five week-long U.S. Air Force course designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military education that enlisted Airmen encounter. ALS focuses on developing leadership abilities as well as effective communication. Congratulations to all the future noncommissioned officers!

ALS Class 13-F

Senior Airman Steven Deschaaf, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron

Senior Airman Nicholas Szpek, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Joshua Pillitiere, 412th AMXS

Senior Airman Alex Baker, 412th AMXS

Senior Airman Anthony Taormina, 412th AMXS

Senior Airman Samantha Harkness, 412th AMXS

Senior Airman Steven Oliver, 412th AMXS (Commandant Award)

Senior Airman Timothy Escalon, 412th AMXS

Senior Airman Elizabeth Heaton, 412th Comptroller Squadron

Senior Airman Cameron Walker, 412th Force Support Squadron

Senior Airman John Hicks, 412th FSS (John L. Levitow Award)

Senior Airman Max Jeng, 412th Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Christopher Guhl, 412th MXS

Senior Airman Delilah Ford, 412th Operations Support Squadron (Distinguished Graduate)

Senior Airman Guillermo Ramirez, 412th Security Forces Squadron (Academic Achievement Award)

Senior Airman Timothy Rosa, 412th SFS

Senior Airman Osvaldo Ortiz, 412th SFS

Senior Airman Daryl Marzan, 412th SFS

Senior Airman Christopher Carpenter, 412th SFS

Senior Airman Joshua Shovelton, 445th Flight Test Squadron

Senior Airman Tiffany Myhill, 452nd Air Mobility Wing (March ARB, Calif.)

Senior Airman Debra Mendez, 452nd AMW

Senior Airman Michael Cortez, 912th Air Refueling Squadron (March ARB)

Senior Airman Michael Payne, 912th ARS

Senior Airman Michael Gardner, 912th ARS (Distinguished Graduate)

 

The John Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the Levitow award is based on academic performance and assignment of points by peers and instructors

The Commandant Leadership Award is presented to the student who has displayed all the characteristics of an effective leader, but is not based at all on academic standings.

The Distinguished Graduate Award is presented to the next (10 percent of graduates) person with the highest overall average in all graded areas, and demonstrated a high level of leadership skills.

The Academic Achievement Award is presented to the student with highest overall average on all academic evaluations.

 




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