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Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) accepting cadet applications

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  • By AFCLC Outreach Team

The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting cadet applications now until 5 March.

United States Air Force Academy applicants must submit applications through the Language Enabled Airman Development Resource at Applicants that need to create or update their AU Portal account will be redirected to the AU Portal upon initial attempt to access the site.

Applicants who do not have a CAC may download a Portable Document Format (PDF) of the application from the AFCLC website at To safeguard Personal Identifying Information (PII), Air Force ROTC applicants should provide their complete application package to a detachment staff or cadre member for submission via encrypted e-mail to

LEAP is a career-spanning program aimed to sustain and improve Airmen's language and cultural capabilities. Managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center, the program seeks to develop cross-culturally competent leaders who can meet Air Force global mission requirements.

To become a LEAP scholar, Airmen must demonstrate some level of proficiency in a foreign language specified on the Air Force Strategic Language List, receive endorsement from their Detachment Commander (Det CC) for AFROTC or Air Officer Commanding (AOC) for USAFA, and compete via a board process.  Selection to LEAP is based on applicants’ academic history and job performance, existing language proficiency, potential to achieve higher levels of language proficiency, and Air Force language requirements.

Participants in LEAP are required to complete online eMentor language courses and attend periodic language immersions known as Language Intensive Training Events.

As of January 2021, there are over 3,200 scholars in the Language Enabled Airman Program. For more information on dates and eligibility requirements, please visit our website at or contact us at