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Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development  
Col Henry W. "Kodak" Horton, Commander  

Mission: To provide world-class professional continuing education and training to Air Force, international, and other DoD personnel.

The Air University Center for Professional Development was activated on 1 August 1986. This organization was formed by merging the Leadership and Management Development Center and the Educational Development Center. In October 1993, the center was redesignated the Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development (CPD) to honor General Eaker's significant contributions to the advancement of aviation, to the Air Force, and to the continuing professional development of its members.

The CPD umbrella spans eight schools: Commanders Professional Development School, Air Force Human Resource Management School, International Officers School, Air Force Judge Advocate General School, Professional Military Comptroller School, USAF Chaplain Service Institute, USAF First Sergeant Academy, and USAF Historian Development School.


  • Ninety percent students, graduates, and graduates' supervisors stating our courses accomplished their stated mission
  • Quality of instruction, course effectiveness, and overall value of each course rated "Excellent" or higher by 90 percent of students, graduates, and graduates' supervisors
  • Reward our top performers by nominating them for CPD, AU, AETC, and Air Force-level awards
  • Appropriately discipline those who can't or won't meet standards

Academic Credit

The Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development is affiliated with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Through this relationship, CPD is, for accreditation and degree purposes, a CCAF educational associate. CPD course offerings for enlisted personnel result in the award of academic credit by CCAF. Enlisted graduates may apply for course credit through the Registrar, CCAF/RRR, 130 W. Maxwell Blvd., Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6613. The Commission on Educational Credit of the American Council on Education endorses several CPD courses for college-level credit recommendations.

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