Colonel Derrick J. Iwanenko Colonel Derrick J. Iwanenko
Commandant, OTS

Officer Trainee,

Congratulations on your selection to attend the Department of the Air Force Officer Training School (OTS). You are about to embark on one of the most transformational leadership development experiences within the profession of arms. Our mission is to develop Warrior-Minded Leaders of Character committed to our oath, values, and creed.  As warriors, you must demonstrate and prove your moral courage, physical courage, resilience, and a hardiness of spirit to serve and lead in the profession of arms.   OTS is purposefully challenging, standards are high, and training intentionally rigorous, so prepare mentally and physically for the demanding environment you will enter.  Study and apply the Welcome Guide to maximize your effectiveness and advance your team’s success at OTS.

 

Always with Honor!

 

Command Team, Officer Training School 
Colonel Derrick J. Iwanenko
Colonel Roxanne T. Toy
Chief Master Sergeant Everton R. Hixson

Warrior-Minded Leader of Character


 

Officer Training School           
Course #MOTS-005 (8.5-week)

Class # Start Date Grad Date
24-01  10 Oct 23 08 Dec 23
24-02  24 Oct 23 22 Dec 23
24-03  07 Nov 23 19 Jan 24
24-04  21 Nov 23 02 Feb 24
24-05  05 Dec 23 16 Feb 24
24-06  16 Jan 24 15 Mar 24
24-07  30 Jan 24 29 Mar 24
24-08  13 Feb 24 12 Apr 24
24-09  27 Feb 24 26 Apr 24
24-10  12 Mar 24 10 May 24
24-11  09 Apr 24 07 Jun 24
24-12  23 Apr 24 21 Jun 24
24-13  07 May 24 03 Jul 24
24-14  21 May 24 19 Jul 24
24-15  04 Jun 24 31 Jul 24
24-16  02 Jul 24 29 Aug 24
24-17  16 Jul 24 13 Sep 24
24-18  30 Jul 24 27 Sep 24

 

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

Class # Start Date Grad Date
24-01 10 Oct 23 09 Nov 23
24-02 24 Oct 23 22 Nov 23
24-03 07 Nov 23 08 Dec 23
24-04 21 Nov 23 22 Dec 23
24-05 05 Dec 23 19 Jan 24
24-06 16 Jan 24 16 Feb 24
24-07 30 Jan 24 01 Mar 24
24-08 13 Feb 24 15 Mar 24
24-09 27 Feb 24 29 Mar 24
24-10 12 Mar 24 12 Apr 24
24-11 09 Apr 24 10 May 24
24-12 23 Apr 24 23 May 24
24-13 07 May 24 07 Jun 24
24-14 21 May 24 21 Jun 24
24-15 04 Jun 24 03 Jul 24
24-16 02 Jul 24 02 Aug 24
24-17 16 Jul 24 16 Aug 24
24-18 30 Jul 24 29 Aug 24

 

Commissioned & Reserve Commissioned
Officer Orientation Course #MOTS-003 

Class # Start Date Grad Date
R24-01  13 Feb 24 27 Feb 24
R24-02  04 Jun 24 18 Jun 24

OTS Victory



Developing Warrior-Minded Leaders of Character!

At Officer Training School, we've revamped our learning model to be modular, competency-base and demanding environment, and agile to better develop Warrior-Minded Leaders of Character. While educating, training, and developing, we expect that our graduates will enhance their knowledge and acquire the characteristics necessary to exemplify a warrior mindset. We describe these characteristics as the OTS Leadership Attributes (OLAs): Leadership, Communication, Professionalism, Warfighting, and Mission Execution. Officer Trainees are tasked to complete our rigorous 60 day, 3-phased program with the OTS professional staff developing through the Department of Air Force (DAF) Foundational Competencies (AFH 36-2647) to instill these attributes.

 

Modular-Based Program

MODULE 1

Module 1 focuses on preparing future officers to assimilate into the military culture and be able to adapt to the challenging and demanding environment. Once in-processed, trainees learn what it means to have a sense of urgency, how to identify with military culture, participate in drill and ceremony, and develop resiliency skills. They are also introduced to the fundamentals of leadership, military management, and the importance of operating as a team. 


MODULE 2

Module 2 continues to develop trainees’ key skills and knowledge, along with resilience, adaptability, and physical endurance. Trainees will learn deployment cycling, be introduced to wargaming, and participate in challenges and feedback, ultimately preparing them for effective military service and success.


MODULE 3

Trainees in Module 3 start to hone their skills as multi-capable airmen, preparing for rapid mobilization and mission execution. Emphasis is on staff rolls, decision-making, continuous competency development, and physical challenges all while refining leadership fundamentals. The progression through Module 3 promotes readiness and agility.


MODULE 4

Module 4 is a comprehensive curriculum covering joint planning, Full Spectrum Awareness, strategic level academics, and practical wargaming. Trainees will implement previously learned problem-solving techniques and apply technology to prepare for strategic competitor challenges balanced with activities to boost physical courage.


MODULE 5

In the final module, trainees focus on gaining and maintaining war fighter advantage through previously acquired skills. Through deterrence, defense, and decision-focused lethality, agile combatants are molded into ready Airmen through rapid mobilization. Module 5 trainees also mentor underclassmen, leading them through multiple events until the culminating event in their training: Graduation.


Qualification Ratings

This program is crafted to challenge both former military personnel and college graduates in ways that extend their mental and physical capabilities beyond what they may have initially perceived. Utilizing a Competency Based Assessment approach, trainees are graded on a 3-tier Qualification Rating System (Q1, Q2, & Q3) requiring them to perform at a basic/intermediate proficiency level.

 Qualification Rating System
QR Description
Q1 Qualified at the basic and/or intermediate competency level suitable for continued growth as a CGO within the Department of the Air Force
Q2 Satisfactorily qualified at the basic and/or intermediate competency level with several identified areas of needed improvement. Attitude and effort coincide with Department of the Air Force values and attempts to embody Warrior-minded Leader of Character attributes. Officer Trainee should show progression through training, as opposed to regression, thereby demonstrating the capacity for continued growth as a CGO within the Department of the Air Force.
Q3 The officer trainee did not demonstrate the appropriate aptitude at the required competency level. May lead to a disenrollment IAW DAFMAN 36-2032.

After successfully completing all training modules, our trainees will have developed themselves as Warrior-Minded Leaders of Character ready to serve as commissioned officers in the world's premier Air and Space Force!


Trainee Information System

~Holm Center WINGS Sign In~

See the Orientation Guide on next tab for more information about the Trainee Information System for training use.


To Future Download OTS Orientation GuideOfficer Trainees: Welcome!

The FY24 Orientation Guide serves as a comprehensive resource carefully designed to ensure your successful arrival and transition to Officer Training School. It is your responsibility to adhere to the contents of this guide which encompass crucial requirements such as medical records, packing list, religious accommodation requests, in-processing (admin) documents and pre-course assignment material.

All Trainees will print out and bring a copy of the OTS Form 1, filled out to be turned in during in-processing.

Delays in reporting or the ability to continue at OTS may occur if any required items are not completed before arrival. We strongly urge you to diligently start preparing as some of the requirements take time. By taking the time to prepare now, you free yourself from unnecessary distractions that could hinder your ability to fully commit to your training and personal development.

We are committed to your success at OTS and look forward to meeting you!


Warrior-Minded Leader of CharacterDownload OTSMANOfficer Trainees are expected to demonstrate foundational Air Force Competencies IAW AFH 36-2647, Competency Modeling, prior to arrival at Officer Training School.

Read, review, and remember the Officer Training School Manual (OTSMAN) 36-2604, Officer Trainee Operating Procedures. You will be held accountable for these procedures upon arrival at OTS.

 


  • Officer Trainees Run Obstacle CourseALL Officer Trainees must be in the local area of Montgomery, AL NLT 11:59 p.m. the day prior to class start date. This will allow for on-time arrival at OTS the following morning.
  • Check with your unit/recruiter for lodging reimbursement. University Inn at Maxwell AFB, 450 LeMay Plaza, Montgomery, AL 36112, can be contacted via website link: https://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Maxwell-AFB or commercial phone: (334) 953-3931/7544/1690.
  • Trainees will begin parking in the OTS parking lot at 0630.
    • ​Self parking past OTS campus see map to park, See walking route map from parking lot to OTS dorms.
    •  Taxi arrival at dorms, see map.
  • All Trainees will report to the dorms between 0700 - 0800.
  • NCOA+ Onramp only:  All Trainees will report to dorms between 0700-0730.
  • There is no delayed reporting to OTS, if you do not arrive during the established time, you will not be in-processed.
  • Contact OTS regarding missed/delayed flights or other travel problems. If you have a delayed flight or any travel emergency that is going to keep you from reporting on time, please text (334) 462-4404 with the following information: Name, Airline, Flight Number, and Expected Arrival Time.
  • For base access, arrive at Maxwell Blvd Gate or Maxwell AFB Visitor Center. Show your OTS orders and government ID at the gate. From the Visitor Center it is another 1.5 miles to the OTS main building at 501 LeMay Plaza N. Bldg. 1487, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.  NOTE: Base taxi number is (334) 953-5038.
  • Late arrivals after 0800 on Day 1 will be subject to dismissal.
  • All trainees will arrive in compliance with grooming standards in accordance with AFI 36-2903 or be subject to dismissal.
    • IAW DAFI 36-2903, Chapter 3, Personal Grooming Standards: All OTs will arrive at OTS with a clean-shaven appearance (no mustaches, no beards except for documented and approved religious accommodations. If a member has an approved shaving waiver they will report with a clean-shaven face and their waiver will come into effect upon in-processing). Trainees not in DAF standards will be turned away and will not be allowed to in-process.
    • OTs will arrive to the OTS campus wearing a collared shirt (tucked in and buttoned), khaki pants (no capris, jeans, leggings, skirts, or dresses) with belt and athletic shoes with laces tucked in (no dress shoes, sandals, flats, or heels). As conditions warrant, jackets, blazers or coats are authorized for wear. No civilian/personal items with offensive wording, graphics or photos are to be worn. Arrive with your hydration system assembled and filled with water. 
    • NCOA+ Onramp only:  All Trainees will arrive to OTS campus in OCP uniform IAW USAF/USSF uniform requirements.
    • NCOA+ Onramp only: All Trainees will report with their service dress coat (Class A) tailored IAW DAFI 36-2903, Chapter 4, as there is no time available for alterations while at OTS.
    • Prohibited: Transition lenses or jewelry (exception: religious medallions and removable wedding rings).
  • Contacts are not authorized for field events. OTs should bring enough lenses, eye glass straps, and cleaning solutions for the duration of training.
  • Individuals requiring dark lenses due to eye surgery must provide a doctor’s note stipulating the conditions of this requirement and will need to report to the OTS Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) staff upon in-processing for medical profile validation.
  • ​OTs should eat breakfast and ensure they are properly hydrated (including 2 days prior) before arrival. Lunch and dinner will be provided during in-processing.
  • OTS Dining Facility (DFAC) accepts credit and debit cards; however, OTs should have $200 cash (in bills less than $20) available in the event of technical issues and to pay for required Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) meals.
  • OTS will notify you of any deviations to the arrival process and/or requirements via the email you provided in WINGS.

 


Trainee Parking and TAXI Arrival
(Follow Green Arrows on below map, not GPS directions)

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Walking Route from Parking Lot to OTS Dorms


OTS Walk Path


Walking Route from Maxwell Inn to OTS Dorms


OTS Walk Path




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