Colonel Keolani W. Bailey
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.
Inbound trainees, ensure you 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.
Good luck and I look forward to serving with you.
Inbound trainees, select the above link to view the 'Welcome Guide'.
Officer Training School ated
Course #MOTS-005 (8-week)
Officer Training Abbreviated
Course #MOTS-002 (5-week)
Reserve Commissioned Officer
Orientation Course #MOTS-003
Officer Training School is taking protective measures in line with DoD and DAF guidance to ensure a safe and effective training environment. To safeguard 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.
The best source for information on 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 information: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).
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).
1. Welcome to Officer Training School! You will discover that this training is critical to hone and develop your leadership skills, as well as provide you with the necessary tools to be the best Air and Space Force officer you can be. As you pack your bags and head towards Maxwell AFB, we want to encourage you to bring any religious items that may encourage your spiritual resiliency (i.g., faith books/devotionals, religious apparel, Eucharistic Mass kits, rosary, and/or prayer mats). All religious materials must be secured with your personal belongings and placed out-of-site in order to preserve the religious freedom and respect of others.
2. Trainees who have facial hair must have a religious or medical waiver. Without either one of these waivers, the trainee will be required to shave, immediately, until a waiver is obtained.
3. Additionally, once you in-process at OTS, all religious accommodation requests must be submitted and approved by your flight instructor. If need be, one of the chaplains can help provide or facilitate your request.
4. If you have any questions, please contact the OTS Chaplain at 334-462-4412.
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