ALS class 18-A graduates

Airman Leadership School class 18-A pose together for the last time during their graduation ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Airman Leadership School class 18-A pose together for the last time during their graduation ceremony Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. ALS is a 24 duty days long United States Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Master Sgt. Imari Motley, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, receives a gift from ALS Class 18-A during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Master Sgt. Imari Motley, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, receives a gift from ALS Class 18-A during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Prior to handing Motley this gift, students expressed their appreciation for all his hard work and dedication to ensure each student graduated on time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Tech Sgt. Travis Jackson, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School raptor flight instructor, receives a gift from the graduating class during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Tech Sgt. Travis Jackson, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School raptor flight instructor, receives a gift from the graduating class during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Prior to handing Jackson this gift, students expressed their appreciation for all his hard work and dedication to ensure each student graduated on time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Staff Sgt. Daniel Johnson, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School warthog flight instructor, receives a gift from the graduating class during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Johnson, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School warthog flight instructor, receives a gift from the graduating class during their graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Prior to handing Johnson this gift, students expressed their appreciation for all his hard work and dedication to ensure each student graduated on time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Bryant, 2nd Space Warning Squadron superintendent, delivers a speech during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Bryant, 2nd Space Warning Squadron superintendent, delivers a speech during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Bryant spoke to the class about the importance of being a strong and motivating leader as these students prepare to become future supervisors in their career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Senior Airman Nikolaus Clausen, 2nd Space Warning Squadron ground system operator, receives the Academic Achievement Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Senior Airman Nikolaus Clausen, 2nd Space Warning Squadron ground system operator, receives the Academic Achievement Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Academic Achievement Award denotes excellence as a scholar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Senior Airman Illyana Cartagena, 460th Security Forces Squadron reports and analysis NCO in charge, receives the Leadership Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Senior Airman Illyana Cartagena, 460th Security Forces Squadron reports and analysis NCO in charge, receives the Leadership Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Leadership Award is presented to the student who made the most significant contributions to the overall success of the class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Senior Airman Cameron Wheelehan, 566th Intelligence Squadron signals analyst, receives the Distinguished Graduate Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Senior Airman Cameron Wheelehan, 566th Intelligence Squadron signals analyst, receives the Distinguished Graduate Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Distinguished Graduate Award is presented to the student with the highest summative objective and performance evaluation scores, as well as leadership points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Senior Airman Vance Boyer, 460th Security Forces Squadron defense biometric identification system administrator, receives the John L. Levitow Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Senior Airman Vance Boyer, 460th Security Forces Squadron defense biometric identification system administrator, receives the John L. Levitow Award during the Airmen Leadership School Class 18-A graduation Nov. 29, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. This award is considered the highest honor bestowed upon an enlisted professional military education graduate, and denotes excellence as a scholar and as a leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

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