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Language program officials announce 2017 application dates

| Air Force Culture and Language Center | Dec. 15, 2016


The Air Force Culture and Language Center has released dates for the 2017 Air Force ROTC and U.S. Air Force Academy cadet and active duty application windows and selection boards for the Language Enabled Airman Program.

The AFCLC will conduct two LEAP selection boards, one for cadets and one for active duty Airmen.

The AFCLC must receive candidates’ applications by the following dates to meet the 2017 selection boards.

  • Jan. 1 – April 1: Cadet application window

  • May 18: Cadet selection board convenes

  • April 1 – Aug. 1: Active duty application window (officer/enlisted)

  • Sept. 13-14: Active duty selection board convenes

“LEAP is the Air Force’s premier general purpose force language and culture training program,” said Lt. Col. Eric Graham, chief, Language Division, AFCLC. “The program plans to build on a benchmark year in 2016, but must strictly adhere to deadlines, so applicants must ensure that their application is complete and submitted within their respective application window.”

Candidates and their commanders will be notified individually of selection or non-selection approximately 60 days following the conclusion of each board. LEAP eligibility information can be found at http://culture.af.mil/leap.


To begin an application during the application window from a computer on the Air Force network:

  • On the Air Force Portal homepage, scroll to the section titled “Education/Training/Force Development”

  • In that section, click on the link titled “AF Culture and Language Center – Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP),” which leads to the LEAP application page

AFROTC applicants should contact their detachment commanders for application and endorsement forms. Completed AFROTC application packages should be sent through their detachment commanders via encrypted e-mail to afclc.language@us.af.mil