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Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

Air Force Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) is created and provided through the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, named after the service's fourth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Thomas N. Barnes, the first African-American to attain the highest enlisted position in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Air Force EPME courses have been approved for college credit in the Leadership, Management & Military Science discipline of the service's Community College of the Air Force Associate in Applied Science degree programs. Thomas N. Barnes Center faculty earn eligibility into the Faculty Rank program upon their hiring to the organization. The three levels of Faculty Rank are: Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor. To learn more about available badge(s), earning criteria, and the application process, access the organization's page on Canvas Credentials. Click here to go directly to Canvas Credentials.

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