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  • Lodging and Finance Information

    LODGING The SOS students must reside in the dorms. All Air University student lodging is managed by 42 ABW/FSS and rooms are automatically reserved for SOS students. SOS does NOT coordinate special accommodations, change out room assignments, or address lodging issues. If you have lodging

  • AFA Squadron Officer School Presentation

    SOS Mission & Vision: "Enhance air and space minded leaders...primed to prevail in competitive environments."SOS Goal:  Graduated students will return to their units with an enhanced understanding of the institutional competencies, leadership actions, and key elements of

  • Welcome to Squadron Officer School

    The Squadron Officer School (SOS) in-residence program is a 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

  • Inbound Students

    Class of 21B will be virtual. SOS 21B Announcement. Please see orders for reporting. ‘TDY In Place.’ SOS 21B VIR-R Welcome Letter  NOTE: Students will access the 21A VIR-R Course on Canvas via the QR code referenced in your welcome letter not in a separate email. The Google Link/QR code per the

  • AU Advanced Research Elective

    Please watch the introductory video first: "Research Elective." Also see Air Force News Articles discussing some of the impacts the Advanced Research Elective is having:"AF Research Elective Article." "Breaking Down Barriers for Female Airmen." "Innovating Workspaces." Please join us for our Open

  • Think Tank Previous Topics and Artifacts

      The Think Tank Elective was introduced at Squadron Officer School in January 2013. The elective was a spin-off of the Critical Analysis assignment, which tasked students to research a strategic level problem (of their choosing) and develop recommendations on how to solve it. The faculty quickly

  • Guard, Reserve, and Civilian Information

    Nomination*** SOS does NOT play a role in the nomination process or hold slots to attend in-residence. AFPC allocates quotas to each MAJCOM, FOA, and DRU proportional to the number of eligible officers assigned.  MAJCOMs, FOAs, or DRUs may reallocate quotas and delegate to subordinate units the

  • Blackboard Helpdesk Page

    IN-RESIDENCE STUDENTS OF SOS SOC Blackboard Location: SOC.blackboard.comLogin/username and password: FIRST.LAST.SOS (unless notified otherwise)Example: john.smith.sosIn some cases you may have a number after your last name (firstname.lastname1.sos).*NOTE:  Student

  • Squadron Officer School Heritage

    Squadron Officer School (SOS) can trace its roots to Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), which was founded in 1920 at Langley Field, Virginia, and subsequently relocated to Maxwell Field, Alabama, in July 1931. The former ACTS was the cornerstone for all Air Force officer education. In terms of junior

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