Language Enabled Airman Program accepting cadet applications

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  • By Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team

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

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 for AFROTC or air officer commanding for U.S. Air Force Academy, 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.

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 PDF of the application from the AFCLC website at To safeguard personal identifying information, Air Force ROTC applicants should provide their complete application package to a detachment staff or cadre member for submission via encrypted email to

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 more than 3,200 scholars in LEAP. For more information on dates and eligibility requirements, please visit or send email to