Forrest L. Vosler Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) recently rolled out its new Intermediate Learning Experience course with the first class. NCOA is an in-residence course NCOs can attend after completing Course 15 with a satisfactory grade. They must also have been in the Air Force for at least seven years but not more than 12 years. NCOA is not a mandatory program for Airmen since Course 15 meets the requirement for the rank of master sergeant; however it is an optional opportunity to further develop leadership skills. Vosler NCOA is the third to roll out the new ILE course.