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Colonel Peter G. BaileyColonel Peter G. Bailey
Commandant, OTS

Biography


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. 

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USAF Officer Training School oversees accessioning and training of thousands of officers annually. This is their mission.

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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'. The OTS Welcome Guide has information covering arrival, orders, packing lists, and more.
Total Force Officer Training
Course #MOTS-005
Class # Start Date Grad Date
19-01 12 Sep 2018 9 Nov 2018
19-02 18 Sep 2018 16 Nov 2018
19-03 thru 
19-07
See Below  

 

Total Force Officer Training
Course #MOTS-005 (Combined)**
Class # Start Date Grad Date
19-03  7 Jan 2019 8 Mar 2019
19-04 15 Jan 2019 16 Mar 2019
19-05 26 Mar 2019* 23 May 2019*
19-06 2 Apr 2019* 31 May 2019
19-07 30 Jul 2019   27 Sep 2019

 

* Designates new class start or graduation date.
** Designates a Combined Course with Line and Commissioned Officers 
 

Commissioned Officer Training
Course #MOTS-002
Class # Start Date Grad Date
19-01 1 Oct 2018 2 Nov 2018
19-02 See Below  
19-03 See Below  
19-04 10 Jun 2019* 12 Jul 2019
19-05 17 Jun 2019* 19 Jul 2019
19-06 See Below  

 

Commissioned Officer Training
Course #MOTS-002 (Combined)**
Class # Start Date Grad Date
19-02  7 Jan 2019 8 Feb 2019
19-03 2 Apr 2019* 3 May 2019
19-06 30 Jul 2019* 30 Aug 2019*

 

* Designates new class start or graduation date.
** Designates a Combined Course with Line and Commissioned Officers 
 

Reserve Commissioned Officer
Training Course #MOTS-003
Class # Start Date Grad Date
R19-01 1 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018
R19-02 23 Feb 2019 9 Mar 2019

 

ROTC Maxwell Field Training
Course #AFROTC-FT2019
Class # Start Date Grad Date
Max 1  17 May 2019 31 May 2019
Max 2 3 Jun 2019 17 Jun 2019
Max 3 19 Jun 2019 3 Jul 2019
Max 4 6 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019
Max 5 22 Jul 2019  5 Aug 2019
Max 6 8 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2019

 

Officer Training School News

  • Air Force OTS graduates largest class in school history

    Air University’s Air Force Officer Training School graduated its largest class ever as more than 340 new officers tossed their hats into the air March 15, 2019, celebrating their completion of the program. The increased size of the class was a result of a paradigm shift the schoolhouse implemented at the beginning of 2018, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes.
  • 42nd MDG Airmen assist OTS inprocess new trainees

    Officer Training School begins in processing their newest trainees with a blood draw Jan. 9, 2019,
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • Brigadier General Niemi takes command of the Holm Center

    Brigadier General Christopher J. Niemi took command of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander and president of Air University, August 23 at the Maxwell Club on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As head of the Air Force’s largest officer accessioning source, Niemi leads more than 3,200 Airmen and is responsible for the training and development of 163,000 cadets at 2,140 global locations.

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