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Squadron Officer School (SOS)

Welcome to Squadron Officer School

Squadron Officer School CommanderThe Squadron Officer School (SOS) in-residence program is a 6.5 week educational experience for USAF captains. The purpose of the program is to help develop solution-minded, bold and courageous Airmen ready to overcome today's and tomorrow's challenges. In order to accomplish this task, the course is structured around four primary areas (1) leadership, (2) building highly-effective teams, (3)  logical and ethical reasoning in decision making, and (4) multi-domain joint warfare. Students will engage in classroom and hands-on application events that will challenge their individual leadership awareness, foster innovative thinking, provide effective methods for conflict resolution, and collaboratively solve problems.


SOS Mission:
"Educate Air Force Captains to think, communicate, cooperate, and lead in the joint environment."  

SOS Goal:   Graduated students will return to their units with an enhanced understanding of the institutional competencies, leadership actions, and key elements of reasoning required to fly, fight, and win in the 21st century.

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SOS Course Dates:

Class Course Start Date (CSD) Graduate Deadline for Waivers and  Student Updates (COB)
19A  12 Jul 18 24 Aug 18 28 Jun 18
19B  10 Sep 18 24 Oct 18 27 Aug 18
19C 5 Nov 18 21 Dec 18 22 Oct 18
19D 14 Jan 19 28 Feb 19 21 Dec 18*
19E 12 Mar 19 24 Apr 19 26 Feb 19
19F 7 May 19 21 Jun 19 23 Apr 19

*IAW the SOS Exception to Policy Checklist, Exception to Policy (ETP) packages shall be submitted to SOC/ODP Org Mailbox, SOC.ODP@us.af.mil.  For SOS Class 19D these ETP packages shall be due by 0730 CST 21 Dec 2018.  Any packages submitted after this deadline may be rejected but will be reviewed on a case by case basis after 2 Jan 2019.

*IAW SOC Enrollment Policy, Section 2., c., At 0730 CST 14 days prior to Class Start Date, the "end enrollment" date is effective and final.  For SOS Class 19D, this deadline has been adjusted to 0730 CST 3 Jan 2019.  This will allow TRQI managers to make changes without coordination with SOC/ODP following the holidays until the end enrollment date.  

CONUS students should arrive no earlier than one (1) day prior to the class start date.

OCONUS students are authorized to arrive two (2) days prior to the class start date.

Graduation Planning: Under NO circumstances will graduating SOS students make any return air travel arrangements out of Montgomery on flights that depart before 1400 hours (2:00 PM) on their Graduation Date. Early departures that require students to miss graduation must be requested from the student's home station wing commander.

Training Reports (AF Form 475)

In accordance with AFI 36-2406, within 60 calendar days after completion of SOS,  the school will forward the original AF Form 475, Education/Training Report (TR), to HQ Air Force Personnel Center for filing into the Master Personnel Record Group (MPerRGp). SOS does not keep a copy of the Training Report.

For missing Training Reports, contact the agency below:
Active Duty – AFPC/PBSE / Randolph AFB, TX / DSN 665-4612
Guard/Reserve – ARPC/DPBR1 / Denver, CO / DSN 926-6340

Transcripts for College Credit
Students should visit the 
Air University Registrar web page to request a copy of their transcript.


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25 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

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