Hello everybody, I am a first term Airman and I am interested in the LEAD Program. I was wondering if I could link up with any prior enlisted that went through the process of getting an appointment to the USAFA Prep ---> USAFA. I am aware of the process , though I am not sure as to when I should inform leadership and contact an ALO. Should I take measures to make myself more competitive first and then speak with leadership and an ALO? or let them know right off the bat? That is only the beginning of my questions. I have a lot on my mind and pushing on a very strict plan with what I feel as a small amount of time. I would like to get in contact with someone who has had experience with this for more guidance. Thank you for your concern. Basic info about me: 19 years old 5 months on Current Duty Station I have yet to achieve my 5-level, but my test dates are coming up real soon. Plan of Action: Achieve 5-level Work on CCAF and attend local college Take the SAT ( 5 Mar 2016 ) *attempt to score higher than before to be more competitive From my understanding, submit application NLT 31 Dec 2016?