Officer Training School Abbreviated (OTS-A)
The Air Force directly commissions men and women in certain professions. Individuals are eligible for direct appointment if they are in certain medical, legal, or religious fields to include HPSP/USHSUS. Individuals who believe they may be qualified for a direct commission should contact their nearest Air Force recruiter.
Line Officer Training
MOTS-005, Officer Training School (OTS) is an eight week training program for line officers in active duty, guard and reserve components.
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Line officer training is conducted by the 217th Training Squadron and the 24th Training Squadron at Officer Training School (OTS) Maxwell AFB, AL. Line Officers consist of those career fields not directly commissioned into the USAF. Line Officer, also defined as non-direct commission (NDC) Officer Trainees, these are all other Air Force specialty Codes (AFSC), which must commission through an accessions program. If you are a Chaplain, JAG, or Medical officer, select the "Direct-Commissioned Officer Training" link from the site menu.
Fitness: Early in the program, officer trainees will be required to pass an AF Fitness Assessment. AFI 36-2905 contains specifics for the component minimums based on age and gender. It also addresses proper exercise form and the format of the test. Failure of the assessment may result in disenrollment.
There are two training programs offered for direct-commissioned officers. Both programs are military training environments designed to see you successfully operate under pressure. You will need to check your orders to determine which program you are scheduled to attend. Select the appropriate link from the accordion menu (right-side of page) to read about the specific training program you're scheduled to attend.
Officer Training School-Abbreviated (OTS-A)
This 5-week course is designed for all medical professionals from all Air Force components (Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve, Health Professional Scholarship Program, and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences).
Reserve Commissioned Officer Orientation (RCOO)
This 2-week course is specifically designed for hard-to-recruit Air Reserve Component (ARC) direct commissioned health professions.
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