International Honor Roll

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  • International Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

The International Honor Roll (IHR) is a prestigious tribute to international officer and senior non-commissioned officer alumni of the Air University who have attained the highest military or other prominent positions in either a military or civilian capacity. The Air University, on behalf of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and in coordination with the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Office of International Affairs (SAF/IA), hosts the IHR Induction Ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base to recognize those officers and senior non-commissioned officers that meet IHR induction criteria.  

IHR was an initiative of the Vice Chief of Staff of the USAF, General John L. Piotrowski, in 1985, and was designed by the International Officer School to facilitate senior-leader military engagement with international partners and build upon global alliances. IHR was dedicated in February 1988 by the Secretary of the Air Force, Edward "Pete" C. Aldridge Jr. Any qualified international alumni who had ever attended select Air University courses since the first allied officer students in 1946 were inducted.  Every inductee's name and their highest position held is permanently inscribed on a plaque in the dedicated IHR room, located at the International Officer School and similarly at the Maxwell Club. 

Attendance at any of the following in-resident Air University courses is the first qualifying factor for consideration for induction: Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, and/or the senior NCO Academy. 

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120 S. Mitchell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112