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New prerequisite for SNCOA starting FY25

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  • Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

All students attending the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy on or after Oct. 1, 2024, will be required to complete the Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II online course prior to attendance.

Previously, EJPME II was only required for Airmen applying for sister service SNCOA-equivalent courses, specialized assignments, or for a chief to become a command chief. Closing this multi-rank gap ensures all SNCOs regardless of position, career progression, specialty or MAJCOM are educated for future operations.

“Senior noncommissioned officers must be ready for intellectual overmatch across the competition continuum; and the stepping off point is not only baseline knowledge of the joint force, but Airmen’s role as the supported or supporting force in a joint fight,” Chief Master Sgt. Alex Eudy, commandant of AFSNCOA, said.

The AFSNCOA strives to provide content that Airmen can put to immediate use in operational units. The importance of lifelong learning for Airmen within the profession of arms is emphasized.

“EJPME II also allows our instructors to take the ‘Purple Book’, The Joint Team, to the next level,” Eudy said. “Classroom conversations will be enriched by a member’s familiarity with the joint force mission, organizations, warfighting and the Air Force’s role in the joint fight.

Prospective students can review the course requirements at ETCA, Education and Training Course Announcements. Students can find the course on the Joint Knowledge Online website by searching EJPME.