Office of Leadership (CG-128)

Contact the Office of Leadership

Commandant (CG-128)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFNCOA) (501358)

About the Course

AFNCOA is an innovative blended curriculum designed for E-5 and E-6 personnel who desire a quality joint professional military education (PME) that will contribute significantly to their professional development and challenge them to be effective leaders and innovative risk takers.

Training Objectives

The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) Intermediate Leadership Experience (ILE) provides comprehensive education to prepare enlisted Airmen to be adaptable, ethical, and willing to execute assigned leadership responsibilities to overcome current and future leadership and management challenges in order to effectively operate in complex and ambiguous environments.

AFNCOA is held at McGhee-Tyson ANGB located in Louisville, TN, about 15 minutes outside of Knoxville. This course is ideal for members who desire a quality, joint, professional military education that will contribute significantly to their leader development and challenge them to be effective leaders and innovative risk takers. Students are exposed to five academic disciplines: Profession of Arms, Warfare Studies, Leadership Studies, International Security Studies, and Communication Studies. These disciplines are distributed throughout the four graduate attributes that consist of military professional, operational airman, unit manager, and the managerial communicator.

 

The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) Intermediate Leadership Experience (ILE) provides comprehensive education to prepare enlisted Airmen to be adaptable, ethical, and willing to execute assigned leadership responsibilities to overcome current and future leadership and management challenges in order to effectively operate in complex and ambiguous environments. 

 

Desired Outcomes

  • Professional Growth: NCOs equipped to understand and embrace their role in the mission
  • Personal Development: Citizen Airmen enabled to leverage military leadership in civilian applications
  • Team Building: Leaders prepare to build, direct, and motivate teams for optimal performance
  • Critical Thinking: Expert thinkers developed to think outside the box to solve problems
  • Skilled Communication: Professionals empowered to deliver quality information, both oral and written
  • Valuable Networking: World-wide Airmen linked together to build and maintain life-long connections

 

Accredited by the College of the Air Force (CCAF), graduates are awarded 5 semester hours of college credit in Leadership and Management II. 

 

Prerequisites

  • Be a Senior Petty Officer (Active Duty E-5 and E-6 personnel)
  • Have outstanding performance documented (EERs) in Direct Access (DA).
  • Be an excellent representative of the U.S. Coast Guard and present a sharp, trim, and fit military appearance.
  • Be in compliance with Coast Guard weight standards.
  • Be fit for full duty and able to participate in the USAF’s fitness program. Members shall ensure they meet they receive at least a satisfactory composite score on the USAF Fitness Assessment. Proper documentation of results is required on the application.
  • Have one year of obligated service remaining upon graduation as outlined in the Performance, Training and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10C (series).

Application Requirements

  1. CG Memo Format
  2. No more than 2 pages; excluding endorsements/enclosures
  3. 12 point text, Times New Roman, single spaced, single sided
  4. Memo is from the member and addressed to the AFNCOA Appointment Board
  5. Subject is APPLICATION FOR AFNCOA

Paragraph ONE contains the member’s information:

  1. Employee Identification Number
  2. Date of Rank
  3. Time in service/Time in Grade
  4. Military Status
  5. Gender and Age
  6. Contact Numbers
  7. Email Address
  8. Session dates you can attend

Paragraph Two:

Describe your current responsibilities and collateral duties and how they support the Commandant’s Direction and Priorities.

 

Paragraph Three:

Describe how you have aligned the USCG Ethos and Core Values with your everyday life, both on duty and off duty.

 

Paragraph Four:

Describe why you believe this opportunity will help you become a more effective leader.

 

Command Endorsements:

Command endorsements are required from the member’s Commanding Officer and Gold or Silver Badge. They  must be submitted as a new page endorsement and address the following:

  1. That the member will be an excellent CG representative
  2. Member presents a sharp military appearance
  3. Member is fit for full duty, within CG weight standards and has at least a satisfactory composite score on the USAF Fitness Assessment
  4. Why the member should be selected to attend this academy

Special Information:
The submission deadlines for FY18 and beyond will be posted on the Office of Leadership, COMDT CG-128 website.

  1. This course is sponsored by the Office of Leadership, CG-128
  2. Applications will be accepted until the deadline dates provided on the CG-128 Office of Leadership website and reviewed to select the best qualified applicants to represent the organization.
  3. Successful graduation from this academy satisfies the LAMS requirements for advancement eligibility to E-6.
  4. Members who have previously attended LAMS are eligible to apply.
  5. Additional information can be found by visiting the following websites:

AFNCOA Website and Student Guide: http://www.angtec.ang.af.mil/Units/ 
USAF Fitness Informationhttp://www.afpc.af.mil/Air-Force-Fitness-Program

If information is required that isn’t reflected on the website, contact the Program Manager, SCPO Anthony Matulonis, at 202-475-5511 or via email at Anthony.J.Matulonis@uscg.mil.

Application Requirements:

  1. CG Memo Format
  2. No more than 2 pages; excluding endorsements/enclosures
  3. 12 point text, Times New Roman, single spaced, single sided
  4. Memo is from the member and addressed to the AFNCOA Appointment Board
  5. Subject is APPLICATION FOR AFNCOA

Paragraph ONE contains the member’s information:

  1. Employee Identification Number
  2. Date of Rank
  3. Time in service/Time in Grade
  4. Military Status
  5. Gender and Age
  6. Contact Numbers
  7. Email Address
  8. Session dates you can attend

Paragraph Two:
Describe your current responsibilities and collateral duties and how they support the Commandant’s Direction and Priorities.

Paragraph Three:
Describe how you have aligned the USCG Ethos and Core Values with your everyday life, both on duty and off duty.

Paragraph Four:
Describe why you believe this opportunity will help you become a more effective leader.

Command Endorsements:
Command endorsements are required from the member’s Commanding Officer and Gold or Silver Badge. They  must be submitted as a new page endorsement and address the following:

  1. That the member will be an excellent CG representative
  2. Member presents a sharp military appearance
  3. Member is fit for full duty, within CG weight standards and has at least a satisfactory composite score on the USAF Fitness Assessment
  4. Why the member should be selected to attend this academy

Enclosures:
1. First Enclosure: (2) 8x10 photos of member in TROPS; one, full body, facing forward and one, full body, facing to the side
2. Second Enclosure: Air Force Fitness Assessment Scorecard (AF FORM 4446 found at Air Force e-Publishing: http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/

 

 

 

All documents shall be combined and saved as a single PDF titled: Member Name AFNCOA Application FY__ and emailed to the Program Manager identified above.  For information on the selection process on this course, please review the signed PRECEPT.

 

Convening Dates

FY20 sessions TBD

Program Manager

MKCS Chris Wilson, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5511, email Christopher.H.Wilson@uscg.mil


More Information
For additional information, please visit the TQC website.