2354 Fairchild Drive, Suite 6L-101
USAF Academy, CO 80840
Phone: (719) 333-2514,
Fax: (719) 333-6711,
DFBL Leadership Programs
In addition to the work that DFBL does as an academic department, we also run several leadership development programs.
The Cadet Commanders’ Leadership Enrichment Seminar (CLES) is a leadership development workshop hosted by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (DFBL) in partnership with the Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD). During the seminar, a multiple mission partner team of leadership coaches, mentors, and experts from throughout USAFA prepare 150 cadet commanders and intercollegiate team captains per year to lead change in the Cadet Wing by achieving their unit goals. Cadets arrive to CLES with a desired goal, and then work with their cadet peers and a team of experts to evolve their goal into a specific action plan after considering issues of planning, communication, motivation, and feedback. DFBL has hosted CLES each Fall, Spring and Summer semester since 1983 with the generous support of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Association of Graduates (AOG).
The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (DFBL) is the Air Force Program Manager for the Air Officer Commanding Masters’ Program (AOC MP), an Air Force Intermediate Development Program (AF IDE) that prepares approximately 20 officers per year to command United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadet squadrons as Air Officers Commanding (AOCs). In the course of one year, AOC MP students will complete a 45 credit hour graduate degree program resulting in a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Leadership from the University of Colorado at Colorado springs. Additionally, they will complete 400 field experience hours at USAFA and in the local community to practice the knowledge and skills gained in their academic program. Upon graduation and completion of the AOC MP, they will take command of their squadrons and spend the next two years of their USAFA tour developing approximately 115 cadets into leaders of character.