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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.


HOLM CENTER COVID-19 POLICY (Maxwell AFB): Click this link to view Holm Center COVID-19 Policies

At OTS we are taking precautions regarding the spread of COVID-19 while continuing training operations.  Our mission is to protect our Airmen, our Field Training Cadre, our Officers Trainees, our students, our families, and our community. In the 14 days preceding your class start date, if you have:

  • traveled internationally,
  • been on a cruise,
  • been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19,
  • have been running a fever of (100.4 or higher),

Please contact your Functional Representative to reschedule and be enrolled at a later date.  Reporting any one of the four bullets to your your Functional Representative improves our ability to combat the potential spread and infection of COVID-19.  

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 Abbreviated
Course #MOTS-005 (8-week)

Class # Start Date Grad Date
21-01  20 Oct 20 11 Dec 20
21-02  05 Jan 21 26 Feb 21
21-03  23 Feb 21 16 Apr 21 *
21-04  06 Apr 21 28 May 21 *
21-07 06 Jul 21 03 Sep 21 *
21-08  03 Aug 21 30 Sep 21 *
* Designates a new class start or graduation date.
Reserve Officer Orientation Course (RCOO) and Accelerated Commissioning Program (ACP) will not be offered in FY21.

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

Class # Start Date Grad Date
21-01 20 Oct 20 20 Nov 20
21-02 05 Jan 21 05 Feb 21
21-03 23 Feb 21 26 Mar 21 *
21-04 06 Apr 21 07 May 21 *
21-05 18 May 21 18 Jun 21 *
21-06 22 Jun 21 23 Jul 21 *
21-07 06 Jul 21 06 Aug 21 *
21-08  03 Aug 21 03 Sep 21 *