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Professional Military Education Center

The Hickam Professional Military Education (HPMEC) Center is a world-class institute that prepares enlisted air expeditionary warriors (ALS and NCOA) for the challenges of combat leadership.

Airman Leadership School (ALS) is designed for the first-time supervisor. The HPMEC convenes four ALS classes (56 students per class) and has an annual training production of 224. The ALS course is five weeks long.

NCO Academy (NCOA) is designed to prepare NCOs for increased leadership roles and responsibilities. The HPMEC convenes three NCOA classes per year (56 students per class) and has an annual training production of 168. The NCOA course is six weeks long.

The course curriculum for both the ALS and NCOA includes: leadership, fit-to-fight, the profession of arms and communication skills.

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