Program Description:  FSPDS courses consist of professional development for the Force Support officer, enlisted and civilian communities as well courses in resilience education, protocol and sexual assault response.  Our educators accomplish this diverse mission set through a myriad of PCE courses that reach over 1,800 students annually through both in-resident and distance learning instruction.  The Force Support development portfolio of courses is designed to provide developmental opportunities across the breadth of an individuals’ entire career using an integrated portfolio of in-resident and distant learning courses.  Our vision is to be the premier Air and Space Force school in the education and continuing development of Air and Space professionals. 

School Overview:  FSPDS develops leaders one student at a time. The school has been in existence since 1965 and is organized in three separate teams.  The Force Support Development team is responsible for providing functional PCE opportunities for Force Support officers, civilians and enlisted personnel.  This team concentrates on leadership and foundational education that supports officers and civilians throughout their career from the time they enter the career field until they separate or retire.  Many courses focus on developing competencies that allow leaders to succeed in a contingency environment as well as the challenges of leading within the Force Support Squadron environment or at various staff levels within the A1 enterprise to include HAF, Secretariat, A1 Field Operating Agencies and MAJCOM A1 staffs.  Additional courses are offered in various specialties to prepare individuals for duty assignments in Mortuary, Airmen and Family Readiness, Civilian Personnel and Manpower Staffs.     
The Installation Support Education team provides education and training for individuals selected to perform duty in protocol, resilience education, sexual assault response and victim advocacy.  These courses are available to individuals selected to perform duty in these positions and students represent a wide variety of career fields and career series.

The Program Support team provides support and assistance to Course Directors, Training Managers and Students.  This includes course and classroom scheduling, course support, quota management, AV/booth support and technology integration.  
The goal of the Force Support Professional Development School is to provide professional continuing education that meets the needs of our leaders as well as our diverse student population. Additionally, we ensure our program is in alignment with the vision and strategic plan of Air University, Air Education and Training Command and Headquarters Air Force.


Richard L. King Jr., Col, USAF
Director, Force Support Professional Development School
Eaker Center for Leadership Development
525 Chennault Circle, Bldg. 1404 
Maxwell AFB AL 36112