Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve majors have the opportunity to enhance their eSchool Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) experience with the Air Reserve Component Seminar (ARCS). The IDE/ACSC ARCS program is a blended-learning program involving a two-week seminar conducted in June on-site at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
The IDE/ACSC ARCS offers an in-resident experience to those total force officers without the opportunity or time to attend a resident PME program. The program provides an enriched learning environment that uses a combination of student-led seminars, guest lectures and exercises facilitated by AU resident and distance learning faculty.
New IDE/ACSC ARCS students must complete the Student Orientation and the self-paced Leadership and Command (LC) courses BEFORE attending the program at Maxwell AFB. These are pre-requisites to attend ARCS. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin working on their pre-requisites BEFORE official ARCS selection notification. During ARCS, students will complete the Applied Leadership and Command (ALC), the self-paced National Security (NS) and the Applied NS courses.
Following ARCS, members are expected to complete the remainder of the IDE/ACSC DL curriculum requirements at home station. Only distance learning IDE credit will be reflected in ARCS student personnel records. For ANG and full-time Reservists, the ARCS TDYs are completely unit-funded. For IMAs, TRs and ART Reservists, ARCS attendance is centrally-funded by AFRC.
How to Apply: For ANG officers, a Course Announcement/Call for Applications will come out from NGB/HR o/a 1 March and will be distributed via the Base Education and Training Managers (BETMs) and Unit Training Managers (UTMs). The course announcement will include all application directions and specific program details. For AF Reserve officers, specific application instructions for the IDE/ACSC ARCS program will be listed in the Fall Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB) announcement.
**ESchool students currently enrolled in IDE/ACSC DL who have already completed the Applied Leadership in Command (ALC) course are ineligible to apply for ARCS.**
New eSchool IDE/ACSC ARCS students must complete the Student Orientation and the self-paced Leadership and Command (LC) courses BEFORE attending at Maxwell AFB. These are pre-requisites to attend.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin working on their IDE/ACSC DL pre-requisites BEFORE official ARCS selection notification. During the two week TDY to Maxwell AFB, students will complete the Applied Leadership and Command (ALC), the self-paced National Security (NS) and the Applied NS courses.
IDE/ACSC ARCS PROGRAM DIRECTORS
AIR NATIONAL GUARD ADVISOR: DSN 493-3060 Comm (334) 953-3060
AIR FORCE RESERVE ADVISOR: DSN 493-7113 Comm (334) 953-7113
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51 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
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