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Squadron Officer School

Squadron Officer School

Primary developmental education for Captains and their Department of the Air Force civilians. They are exposed to educational and experiential opportunities that challenge them to become more effective leaders for our Air Force.

Air Command and Staff College

Air Command and Staff College

ACSC is the Air Force's intermediate level officer PME. Each year it has over 600 majors and major-equivalent civilians from the Air Force, other U.S. services, U.S. government agencies, and over 70 other nations.

Air War College

Air War College

Air Force's senior PME school for officers. Each year over 250 colonels and lieutenant colonels attend - from the Air Force and other U.S. military services, equivalent grade civilians from U.S. government agencies, as well as from 45 other nations.
International Officer School

International Officer School

International Officer School is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School.
  

School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

SAASS creates warrior-scholars who have a superior ability to solve complex problems; think critically; develop strategy and policy; and develop, evaluate, and employ airpower as a component of military force in support of national objectives.

eSchool of Graduate PME

eSchool of Graduate PME

The eSchool brings the distance education programs of the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer College together into a cohesive framework delivering the right education to the right person at the right time.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education

LeMay Center where Air Force doctrine is developed, advocated in exercises and wargames, represented in Joint and Multinational doctrine, and deployed to Airmen through a multifaceted outreach program.

Air Force Institute of Technology

Air Force Institute of Technology

The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education.

Officer Accessions

Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development

Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development

Holm Center provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air Force's officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs.

Air Force Officer Training School

Air Force Officer Training School

Our primary mission at OTS is to produce leaders of moral character in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. When you graduate from OTS you will leave equipped with the right tools and the knowledge necessary to be an effective and professional leader in our Air Force.


Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

The Air Force is seeking talented and motivated high school and college students with solid character and demonstrated leadership potential.

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." AFJROTC is not an USAF accessions program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military.

Enlisted Education

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education discharges Air University's responsibility for the education of enlisted leaders throughout the Air Force.

Community College of the Air Force

Community College of the Air Force

The Community College of the Air Force is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force's enlisted total force.

Airman Leadership School

Airman Leadership School

Airman Leadership School (ALS) is the first level of the Enlisted Professional Military Education continuum and prepares senior Airmen to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can supervise and lead Air Force work teams

Noncommissioned Officer Academy

Noncommissioned Officer Academy

The Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) is the second level of enlisted PME and prepares technical sergeants to be professional, war-fighting Airmen who can manage and lead Air Force units in the employment of airpower.

Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy

Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy

The Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFSNCOA) is the third level of enlisted PME. AFSNCOA prepares senior NCOs to lead the enlisted force in the employment of airpower in support of US national security objectives.
Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course

Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course

The capstone and pinnacle level of Enlisted Professional Military Education, the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course provides Chief Master Sergeants the education to bridge operational-to-strategic perspectives of the Air Force.


USAF First Sergeant Academy

USAF First Sergeant Academy

The USAF First Sergeant Academy mission is to develop, through education and training, selected senior noncommissioned officers to serve as advisors to commanders on issues that impact our Airmen in successfully accomplishing the Air Force mission.
Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

AFEHRI’s mission is to educate and motivate visitors by researching, preserving, and showcasing to the world our Air Force enlisted history, heritage, and their resulting contributions to air power.


Air Force Career Development Academy

Air Force Career Development Academy

In fulfilling its mission, AFCDA manages all facets of curriculum development and delivery for enlisted upgrade training materials. Additionally, an essential AFCDA responsibility is operating the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) office for the Air Force.


Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course

Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course

The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC) teaches methodologies that are very specific to EPME and is considered the “gateway” for an EPME instructor.

Professional Development

Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development

Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development

The Eaker Center supports the Air Force mission by providing functionally-aligned technical training and professional continuing education to Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as well as offers civilian undergraduate education.

Commanders' Professional Development School

Commanders' Professional Development School

Prepare Wing / Vice Wing Commanders and Spouses, Group Commanders, Senior Materiel Leaders, and Emergency Operations Center Directors for their respective duties via tailored courses to better execute the mission, lead Airmen, manage resources, and improve their units.


Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School

Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School

The Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS) mission is to provide world class Financial Management education for DoD personnel by delivering advanced course work in a joint learning environment.

Force Support Professional Development School

Force Support Professional Development School

The Force Support Professional Development School (FSPDS) has a dual mission to provide functional Professional Continuing Education (PCE) for Force Support officer, civilian and enlisted community along with leadership, supervisory and managerial development for all Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees.


Air Force Chaplain Corps College (AFCCC)

Air Force Chaplain Corps College (AFCCC)

The AFCCC educates and trains Chaplain Corps personnel to provide spiritual care and advise leadership so Airmen and their families have opportunities to the free exercise of their religion and are spiritually fit to fly, fight and win.

Academic Centers

Air Force Culture and Language Center

Air Force Culture and Language Center

Creates and executes language, region and cultural learning programs for Total Force Airmen, and provides subject matter expertise required to institutionalize these efforts.
Air Force Cyber College

Air Force Cyber College

The Air Force Cyber College integrates existing Air University cyber research capabilities, including those at AFIT, to educate Airmen and produce scholarly research to inform decision leaders.

Air Force Negotiation Center

Air Force Negotiation Center

The Air Force Negotiation Center develops Total Force Airmen with adaptive conflict management, negotiation, and mediation skills to succeed in the dynamic, global Air Force.
USAF Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies

USAF Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies

Enhances the national security community's discussion of issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons through its educational courses and research products.

USAF Center for Strategic Leadership Communication

USAF Center for Strategic Leadership Communication

Empowers strategically agile leadership communication across the Department of Defense through shared vision, education, advice and counsel to inspire leaders who value and leverage multi-domain communication capabilities.
USAF Center for Strategy and Technology

USAF Center for Strategy and Technology

Engages in long-term strategic thinking about technology and its implications for U.S. national security. The Center focuses on education, research, and publications that support the integration of technology into national strategy and policy.