Professional Military Education Letters
Selection to attend Noncommissioned Officer's Academy (NCOA)
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(BASE, STATE, ZIP CODE)
(MEMBER'S RANK AND FULL NAME)
(BASE, STATE, ZIP CODE)
Dear (RANK AND LAST NAME)
Congratulations on your selection to attend the Noncommissioned Officer's Academy (NCOA). Only those NCOs who are best qualified are selected to attend the NCOA. I have picked you because you meet that criteria.
Professional Military Education is designed to provide the varied leadership skills required at each level of enlisted supervision and management throughout the Air Force. It enhances the professional development of enlisted members by strengthening their ability to lead and manage while they gain a broader understanding of the military profession.
The NCOA prepares selected NCOs to perform mid-level supervisory and management responsibilities. This objective is accomplished through the educational objectives contained in AFI 36-2301, NCO Professional Military Education. While these are the primary objectives; the staff has included several other equally important objectives. These include: fostering pride in the NCO corps, developing initiative and self-confidence, building teamwork and esprit-de-corps, and valuing honor, loyalty, and dedication to duty.
You should read your student's guide thoroughly when you receive it. Among other things it explains that you are TDY and relieved of all unit duties and details. You may contact the First Sergeant, Formal Training or the NCO Academy if you have questions not covered by the guide.
I challenge you to make the most of your time while attending the school and return prepared to put your newly acquired skills to work in your duty section and the squadron. Again, congratulations on your selection and good luck.
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