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  • Lodging and Finance Information

    **** SOS is NOT the POC for problems with finance. SOS cannot assign fund cites, cut orders, arrange special lodging accommodations, authorize per diem changes, or provide other Defense Travel Services (DTS). Contact your unit training or financial manager. DO NOT contact SOS for lodging, financial, or orders assistance. LODGING The SOS
  • 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 reasoning required to fly, fight, and win in the 21st century.

  • 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 structured around three primary areas
  • 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 letter will be live on Saturday 9 January. If you have
  • Eligibility Requirements

    ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS ANNOUNCEMENT BLUF: Deadline for Exception to Policy (ETP) packages are due 10 duty days prior to day one of class.  The "end enrollment" deadline for SOS Classes is on the SOS Home Page and see the deadlines for each upcoming class.1.   IAW the SOS Exception to Policy Checklist, Exception to Policy (ETP) packages
  • 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 one of our two Open Houses on Monday, March 1st  at 1045CST
  • 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 realized that the students were making valid, well
  • 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 responsibility of designating the most qualified
  • 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 Blackboard accounts will not be available until
  • 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 officer education, however, Squadron Officer

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