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Air University leader speaks with ALS

Air University Command Chief, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Todd M. Simmons speaks with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee. Additionally, Chief Simmons and Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, AU commander and president, spoke with students enrolled in Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Both classes graduate tomorrow. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Air University leader speaks with ALS

Air University Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Todd M. Simmons, right, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, AU commander and president, speak with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee. Additionally, the leaders spoke with students enrolled in Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Both classes graduate tomorrow. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Air University leader speaks with ALS

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander and president of Air University, speaks with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Air University leader speaks with ALS

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander and president of Air University, speaks with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Air University leader speaks with ALS

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander and president of Air University, speaks with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander and president of Air University, and AU Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Todd M. Simmons, spoke with more than 100 Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 19-4, February 11, 2019, during a visit at the Air National Guard’s training and education center in East Tennessee.

Additionally, the leaders spoke with students enrolled in Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Both classes graduate tomorrow. They toured the campus, met with instructors and staff, and familiarized themselves with TEC’s facilities and missions.

TEC’s Chief Master Sergeant Paul H Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center is a significant site for EPME in the total U.S. Air Force and graduates about 2,000 students annually. TEC serves roughly 9,000 more Airmen through professional continuing education and workshops. Air University's headquarters is at Maxwell Air Force Base, near Montgomery, Alabama. It graduates more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 non-resident officers, enlisted, and civilian personnel annually.