Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC)
Program Information

The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is designed and managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing language skills and talents of Airmen. The goal of LEAP is to develop a core group of general-purpose force (GPF) Airmen across specialties and careers possessing the capability to communicate in one or more foreign languages. To become a participant in LEAP, Airmen must already have moderate to high levels of proficiency in a foreign language specified on the Air Force Strategic Language List (SLL), as measured by Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPTs) or Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs). The SLL is managed by the Air Force's Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Program Office (AF/A1D-LREC) at the Pentagon. Interested Airmen should contact their local Test Control Officer to check if their language is on the Air Force SLL. TCOs are usually located with the local Education Office. For more information on the SLL or on language proficiency testing, see the AF/A1D-LREC A1D-LREC information here. If you have any questions, please review the information below or review the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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LEAP Brochure


The LEAP Active Duty Board convened 14-15 September. Selection results will be sent to commanders' emails and then applicant emails approximately 60 days following the board.

LEAP Selection Boards

Typically, LEAP Selection Boards occur twice each year. Once in the spring and again in the fall. A current DLPT or OPI score is mandatory for LEAP application. All LEAP Selection Board schedules are subject to change.

Note: All future boards are contingent upon Air Staff program needs and directives.

Eligibility Requirements
AD Enlisted AD Officer Officer Candidate
Rank / TIS SrA and higher 48 months (TIS) Complete 5-Skill Level Not within 2 years HYT 2d Lt through Lt Col Senior students with a commissioning date scheduled in current academic year
Career All GPF (except 1N3 and 1A8) All GPF All GPF
Required Application Documents Nominee Comments, DLPT/OPI Score Report, Performance Reports, Academic Transcripts, SURF, Endorsement Nominee Comments, DLPT/OPI Score Report, Performance Reports, Academic Transcripts, SURF, Endorsement

Nominee Comments, DLPT/OPI Score Report, Academic Transcripts, Endorsement

Cadet SrA - TSgt or 2d Lt - Maj MSgt, SMSgt or Lt Col
Prevalent in the Forces (PIF) 1+/1+ 2/2 3/3
SLL (non-PIF) 0+/0+ 1/1 2/2

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information not addressed in the FAQ, please contact AFCLC Language Division.
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