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Welcome to Air Force Officer Training School

Colonel Jayson L. AllenColonel Jayson L. Allen
Commandant, OTS


Congratulations on your selection to attend the Officer Training School (OTS). You are about to embark on one of the most challenging and memorable training and education programs of your Air Force career. Our primary mission at OTS is to educate and train officers of character, who are committed to the Air Force Core Values - equipped to lead and ready to win. Our instructors are highly motivated, exceptionally talented and extremely dedicated to their obligation to ensure that every student who passes through this program develops the skills necessary to be an outstanding Air Force officer. When you graduate from OTS you will leave Maxwell Air Force Base equipped with the right tools and the knowledge necessary to be an effective and professional leader in our Air Force.

The OTS instructors are here to guide you through the program, but your successful completion of the course depends ultimately on your complete commitment to your training. OTS standards and expectations are very high and our training is intentionally rigorous because the Airmen who you will one day lead deserve no less than the finest officers our Air Force has to offer.

I know that you are up to the challenge of OTS. Dedicate yourself now to listen, to learn and ultimately, to lead! I look forward to returning your salute at the end of this rewarding experience as our newest Air Force officers.

Good luck and I look forward to serving with you.



Officer Training School is taking protective measures in line with DoD and DAF guidance to ensure a safe and effective training environment.  To safe guard the health and welfare of our Airmen and Guardians, future officer trainees must arrive at OTS fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Trainees that are not vaccinated must be able to provide an approved medical or religious exemption.  Officer trainees must also provide a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival at in-processing.  The test must be completed within 72 hours preceding the trainees report time. 

Please see the attached Holm Center and OTS guidance regarding these requirements. 




CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION COVID-19 INFORMATION:  The best source for information of COVID-19 and how to stay healthy comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov).

If you suspect you have symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, please visit the CDC website for info (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html).

MAXWELL-GUNTER AFB COVID-19 INFORMATION:  For the most up-to-date information on Maxwell-Gunter’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, follow the Maxwell AFB website (https://www.maxwell.af.mil) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MaxwellAFB/).

 Welcome Guide


PDF Icon Inbound Trainees, select this link to view the 'Welcome Guide'.

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501 LeMay Plaza N., Bldg. 1487
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

Air Force Officer Training School

Welcome Guide

Inbound trainees, select the above link to view the 'Welcome Guide'. OTS Welcome Guide has information covering arrival, orders, packing lists, and more. Check OTS Website for the most current version 2 weeks prior to class start date for any changes.

Officer Training School ated
Course #MOTS-005 (8-week)

Class # Start Date Grad Date
22-01  21 Sep 21 19 Nov 21
22-02  19 Oct 21 17 Dec 21
22-03  11 Jan 22 11 Mar 22
22-04  18 Jan 22 18 Mar 22
22-05 29 Mar 22 27 May 22
22-06 05 Apr 22 03 Jun 22
22-07 14 Jun 22 12 Aug 22
22-08 21 Jun 22 19 Aug 22

Officer Training Abbreviated
Course #MOTS-002 (5-week)

Class # Start Date Grad Date
22-01 21 Sep 21 22 Oct 21
22-02 19 Oct 21 19 Nov 21
22-03 11 Jan 22 11 Feb 22
22-04 18 Jan 22 18 Feb 22
22-05 26 Mar 22 29 Apr 22
22-06 05 Apr 22 06 May 22
22-07 14 Jun 22 15 Jul 22
22-08 21 Jun 22 22 Jul 22

Reserve Commissioned Officer Orientation Course #MOTS-003

Class # Start Date Grad Date
R22-01  1 Dec 21 15 Dec 21
Due to COVID 19, Reserve Officer Orientation Course (RCOO) is scheduled as a required on-campus ROM for FY22.

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