New School for Chiefs

The Air Force’s Chief Master Sergeant Academy has been activated and is preparing for its first class of students, according to a press release. The academy replaces the eight-day resident Chief Leadership Course and distance learning course, and is the first time the service has had a faculty and facility dedicated to the development of chief master sergeants. “The new academy will deliver dynamic curriculum at a more executive level,” said CMSgt. David Scott, the academy’s first commandant. “We will teach to the joint and Air Force institutional competencies and ensure our chiefs are ‘full-up round’ and ready to serve at higher levels of leadership.” The academy is broken into five modules: educational theories, national security, strategic leadership, synergized engagement, and integrated development. The first beta class will begin in early April.