Leadership labs provide opportunities for the entire cadet corps (freshmen - seniors) to assemble together. The Professional Officer Corps (POC), made up of juniors and seniors, performs duties much like that of an operational Air Force Wing. With leadership positions including commander, vice-commander, training officer, logistics and officer, students practice their leadership and management skills by educating, supervising and training the General Military Cadets (freshmen and sophomores). The experience they gain from leadership labs prepares them for active duty in the Air Force, where they will be in entry level management positions after graduating from Southeast.
Field Training (AS 203), a four-week course that occurs the summer before entering the POC program, also allows students to earn experience in survival training, junior officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, physical training and first-hand familiarization with the organization and function of an Air Force base. Field Training is held at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.