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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LDP)

Nonresident Course Enrollment Eligibility Table
Leadership Development Program
Squadron Officer College, Air University

Active-duty, Air National Guard, or Air Reserve Component commissioned officers desiring to register for any LDP program please log in on the AF Portal and click on the following links:

  • Bases-Orgs-Functional Areas
  • Bases A-Z
  • Maxwell AFB
  • (Under Front & Center column) SOC's Distance Learning Leadership Development Program

All SOC LDP course issues should be directed to the Air University Education Support Helpdesk.

Distance Learning Courses*

Min
Mil Rank

Rqd

Time-in-Service Rqt (TAFCS)

Active-Duty Svc Commit

Learning Methodology

Max time allowed
for course completion

Organizational  Leadership

2nd Lt

N/A

none

Self-paced, web-based (Blackboard)

6 months

Officer Development

2nd Lt

N/A

none

Self-paced, web-based (Blackboard)

6 months

Flight Commander

2nd Lt

N/A

none

Self-paced, web-based (Blackboard)

6 months

Expeditionary Leadership

2nd Lt

N/A

none

Self-paced, web-based (Blackboard)

6 months

*These courses are non-credit, Professional Continuing Education (PCE).¬† Completion of these courses does not fulfill Professional Military Education requirements nor does it award master’s level credit in the Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree or any other AU degree programs.

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT
[MLDP001/PDS Code L09 Lima-Zero-Nine]
builds upon knowledge acquired from commissioning sources and the Air and Space Basic Course. It provides junior officers with a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professional military officers in support of the Air Force mission. Students are provided with structured opportunities to assess their strengths and developmental needs and to solicit feedback from supervisors, subordinates, and peers in order to refine methods for making a positive impact in their individual mission areas.

FLIGHT COMMANDER
[MLDP003/PDS Code L1O Lima-One-Oscar]
prepares junior officers to be more effective Air Force flight commanders. It strives to develop professional skills by enhancing the ability to inspire, develop and take care of diverse groups of individuals while leading them to mission success. The course is multi-disciplinary and explores building leaders, motivation, force development, mentoring, organizational design and decision-making, power and authority, morality and ethics, leading change, organizational culture, and communication.

EXPEDITIONARY LEADERSHIP
[MLDP002/PDS Code LI9 Lima-India-Nine]
provides an understanding of regional factors that affect national foreign policy and explores global, regional, and cultural issues associated with participating in joint and coalition operations. It stresses the importance of cultural awareness and intercultural competence when dealing with the peoples of regions likely to require US military assistance. The course also examines deployment-specific leadership issues focusing on warrior ethos, including mental and physical preparation, military bearing, and self-discipline.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
[MLDP004/PDS Code L2I Lima-Two-India]
focuses on challenges in the area of resources (financial, informational, technological, material, warfare, and human) that influence Air Force mission capabilities. The course provides opportunities for junior officers to develop their change-management acumen with emphasis on supporting and leading change in today's dynamic Air Force environment. It reinforces the Air Force’s commitment to process improvement while utilizing appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement viable solutions, and measure the impact of outcomes.

 


Last Updated: 27 August 2014