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Enlisted Professional Military Education

Enlisted Professional Military Education

The four levels of Enlisted PME are Airmen Leadership School, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course.
Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

Educate enlisted Airmen to accomplish the Air Force mission
Community College of the Air Force Community College of the Air Force

Community College of the Air Force

CCAF is a worldwide multi-campus community college established to meet the educational needs of Air Force enlisted personnel.
Developing Enlisted PME Instructors

Developing Enlisted PME Instructors


Continuum of Enlisted Education

About Us

The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education discharges Air University's responsibility for the education of enlisted leaders throughout the Air Force. Since its inception in 1993 as the College for Enlisted Professional Military Education, the Barnes Center has been refining, adapting and deploying PME curriculum for enlisted education in the Air Force. It now serves as the umbrella organization for all continental U.S. Air Force NCO Academies as well as the Community College of the Air Force, the Air Force Career Development Academy, the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute, the USAF First Sergeant Academy, the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy and the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course.  (Read More)