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/A1DV-LRC) 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/A1DV-LRC A1/DV-LRC information here.

The registration period to apply for the Fall 2014 LEAP Selection Board has ended. If you have already registered your intent to apply, we will accept online applications and documents through 29 August. Board results will be available on or around 1 November. For complete information on the fall Selection Board, please refer to the following memo.
Fall 2014 LEAP Selection Board Memo
If you missed this registration deadline and are interested in applying to LEAP, please review the general information below regarding the application cycles and the minimum eligibility requirement.

LEAP Selection Boards
Typically, LEAP Selection Boards occur two times each year, once in the spring and again in the fall. The spring Selection Board is for active duty enlisted applicants, while the fall Selection Board will consider active duty officer and officer candidate applicants. A current DLPT or OPI score is required 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.

Future LEAP Selection Board
The LEAP office is not accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically as application and board notifications will be posted here.

AD Enlisted AD Officer Officer Candidate
Application Cycle Spring Selection Board Fall Selection Board Fall Selection Board
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 Force (PIF) 1+/1+ 2/2 3/3
Enhancement or Sustainment 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.

APPLY FOR LEAP: Application period begins July 15. Intent to apply must be registered by Aug. 8. More information is available here.

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Interested in AFCLC training and education? E-mail to AFCLC Outreach Division or call 334-953-7729.