Leadership Lab (LLAB) is a two-hour course that works in conjunction with your regular Air Force academic class. LLAB provides you with the "hands-on" practice in leadership that you previously learned in the classroom. Your experiences in Leadership Lab will prepare you for your career as a commissioned officer.
Just as you take a chemistry lab as part of your chemistry class, so will you take Leadership Lab in the AFROTC program. At Tuskegee University, LLAB is built into your academic schedule and currently meets every Wednesday, 1600 to 1800 hours.
All LLABs are planned, organized, and conducted by Professional Officer Course cadets with oversight from the Det 015 Cadre. Previous LLAB activities included:
Wing Exercises oriented around team building
Officer career panels from visiting officers from the Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, AL
All cadets are required to participate in Physical Training (PT) as part of the Leadership Lab (LLAB). PT attendance is required on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 0600-0700. Cadets must attend both sessions to meet their weekly AFROTC requirement. PT is another opportunity for POC cadets (Juniors and Seniors) to lead.
PT activities vary from day to day. Expect an exciting workout that will build up your strength and endurance in preparation for the Air Force PT test that is administered each semester. Workouts include cardiovascular circuits, group runs, athletic competitions by class, and cadet-lead workouts. If you are not in shape, get ready to get in shape!
Fitness Assessment (FA)
The FA is administered by the Detachment Cadre once a semester. The AFROTC FA is the same as the Air Force Fitness Test administered to all active duty personnel. The FA consists of the following assessments:
1 minute of push-ups
1 minute of crunches
1.5 mile timed run
All events are typically conducted on the same day; the body composition (height/weight and waist measurement) will be conducted first in the detachment, followed by the one minute of push-ups, one minute of crunches, and finally the 1.5-mile run. A break of no more than five minutes is required between the push-ups, crunches and run. All physical events are conducted at the track on campus. Any exceptions will be briefed well in advance.
For more information on the physical fitness standards, click the links below.