Elmendorf PME Center of Excellence

Elmendorf PME Cener
  Through a world class EPME staff, develop Airmen and Space professionals with a warrior ethos rooted in integrity, service, and excellence

   In to learn, out to serve

  Develop enlisted professionals by delivering a deliberate learning experience devoted to preparing tactical and operational leaders           

PME Center of Excellence

CMSgt Dinolfo

CMSgt Ernest Dinolfo

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Breaking News

COVID-19 Updates and What the U.S. Government is doing about it.

 - Any service member or dependent at JBER who thinks they might have COVID symptoms should call the 673d MDG COVID-19 hotline at 907-580-2778, option 1.
 - Further reduction of garrison and tenant services--we are working to find ways to provide virtual services as much as possible
 - Commissary and AAFES resources will remain available with current mitigating efforts in place
 *** Latest JBER COVID updates can be found here: https://www.jber.jb.mil/Coronavirus/ ***

Airman Leadership School & NCO Academy


Before You Attend...A Roadmap to Success

Ensure you are physically prepared to attend and participate in our Human Performance physical fitness program. All students, in order to meet cognitive objectives integrated throughout the course, must be prepared to participate in the Human Performance program. The overarching purpose of this program is to further expand on lesson principles, while challenging students to reach increased levels of resiliency. Although the resounding majority of graduating students report a noticeable improvement on their Fitness Assessment, it is not a program vectored at improving scores; that is still your responsibility.

Ensure you communicate with your family and friends. EPME is very taxing on one's personal time, and the academic rigors built into the course go far beyond the average duty day. You will be expected to prepare briefings, write papers, perform research, and complete nightly reading assignments on your time, after duty hours. Having your family and friends understand your obligations over the next several weeks will pay dividends.

Ensure you have all uniform items required and that all uniform items are clean, serviceable, and fit you appropriately prior to attending.

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Reporting Instructions

The Elmendorf PME Center is located at 6167 Doolittle Ave, the cross-intersection of Doolittle Avenue and 11th Street on JBER-Elmendorf. Reporting for both ALS and NCOA is 0700, with doors open at 0630 on the first day of training. Students reporting for ALS and NCOA will be in OCP or equivalent. You will be greeted by a member of the staff upon entering the building, and he/she will provide you with a flight room assignment.

Pre-Class Mandatory Requirements
Please bring a copy of your current fitness assessment and any associated profiles on Day of Training One.

A laptop is required for both ALS and NCOA curriculums.

A member of the staff will email you special instructions and additional information. All students must comply with the guidance provided prior to class start.

Student parking is available directly in front of building. The parking lot on the northwest side of the PME Center is available for overflow parking, with another gravel parking lot bordering Paxton Park to the southeast side of the PME Center. Parking across the street at Vehicle Operations is not permitted. Do not park in any areas that are otherwise reserved for PME personnel or Distinguished Visitors (DV).

Rooms for all classes are reserved with lodging prior to the fiscal year and will have a group confirmation number. All TDY students may contact the Director of Education at (907) 552-7086, to get the confirmation number, and do not need to schedule any reservations at billeting. You will have a lodging reservation on base unless told otherwise by the director or other school representative.

Actual room assignments are given closer to the class start date. If you call lodging to confirm your reservation, you may find they do not have you in their system yet. That is because they have not received the final list of students who will be attending from the schoolhouse. Do not make your own reservations unless told to do so by the schoolhouse.


Dress and App

Dress and Appearance Requirements

Students from Active, National Guard, and Reserve components of the Air Force will comply with the most current AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, and policies set forth by the Commandant, Elmendorf PME Center.  Space Force members will abide by their most current equivalent regulation.

The Service Dress uniform will be worn by all students multiple times through the course.

The Operational Camouflage Pattern (or equivalent) is the primary uniform of the day for Air Force and Space Force personnel attending ALS or the NCOA at the Elmendorf PME Center.

On Service Uniform Inspection Day, students will comply with AFI 36-2903, or equivalent for students from other branches or nations.

For reveille and retreat, students will stand in formation wearing the uniform of the day. Weather is not an excuse to defer paying respect to the flags, so each student must be prepared for all formations. This includes, but is not limited to, an appropriate outer garment and gloves.  Authorized headgear should be prepared for in cold weather.

Appropriate wear of clean and serviceable Physical Training Uniforms are mandatory for all Elmendorf PME Center Human Performance activities.

For ALS, students will wear the Mess Dress or Semi‐Formal Uniform for the evening graduation ceremony.

For our joint and coalition service members: For all uniforms identified above, our joint and coalition partners should be prepared to wear commensurate, authorized uniform items from their respective branch of service. If in question as to what the correct combination is, seek guidance through your chain‐of-command and/or authority arranging your attendance.  If in doubt, you can contact the Director of Education at (907) 552-7086.


"Class, Prepare to Graduate!"

The PME Center graduation ceremonies consist of either a mid‐day diploma ceremony for NCOA or an invitation‐only graduation banquet for ALS in the evening. These ceremonies are the culmination of an intensive academic endeavor for both ALS and the NCOA students. Student attendance and participation is mandatory.


NCOA Diploma Ceremony

The Elmendorf PME Center facilitates a NCOA Diploma ceremony for graduation. This is the opportunity for all of JBER, its partners, and its guests to recognize a major milestone in an enlisted member's Air Force career.  Out-of-town guests are welcome to attend; please let your instructor know if a Commander or Command Chief will be visiting with us.

‐ Invitations:
             ‐ No RSVP required
             ‐ Open to all military and civilian supporters

‐ Location:
             ‐ Frontier Theater, Building 2, JBER Alaska, 99505

‐ Uniform:
              ‐ Graduates will wear the uniform of the day as prescribed by the Commandant
              ‐ JBER community and guests may wear uniform of the day as authorized by their Commander


ALS Graduation Banquet

The Elmendorf PME Center hosts a Formal/Semi-Formal Graduation Dinner Banquet in honor of the student's academic achievements.  The event is a "Student Led, Instructor Mentored" program with graduates putting on a presentation with a graduation theme determined by the Commandant.  The Graduation Banquet is specifically designed to recognize the top graduates from Airman Leadership School, honor all graduates and guests in attendance, while renewing a commitment to the profession of arms for all in attendance.

‐ Invitations:
          - Each student will be given specific instructions regarding guest attire and the e-invitation regarding RSVP, meal choice, and payment.             

‐ Uniform:
          - Mess dress, semi‐formal, or service equivalent is required for all military members and guests regardless of military status.
           ‐ Civilians are required to wear comparable attire appropriate for a formal military function

‐ Graduation POC:
           - For any questions regarding the ALS graduation banquet contact our POC at 907-552-3150/4099.

Points of Contact
- ALS Scheduling and Attendance:
Director of Education 
DSN 317-552-7086

- NCOA Scheduling:
Contact your respective FSS Formal Training Office and/or Unit Training Monitor

- Questions about NCOA
Director of Education 
DSN 317-552-7086

- ALS & NCOA Graduation Ceremonies:
Elmendorf PME Center Resources Office
DSN 317-552-3150

- Professional Enhancement Seminars (NCOPE, SNCOPE) Scheduling and Attendance:
JBER Career Assistance Advisor
DSN 317-552-STAY (7829)

- First Term Airman Center Scheduling and Attendance:
DSN 317-552-1366