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The Developmental Special Experience (DSE) Catalog is a consolidated list of available learning opportunities, outside the scope of formal training, available to all Airmen and Guardians who have the desire to take control of their career and professional development.

The Developmental Special Experience (DSE) Catalog is a consolidated list of available learning opportunities, outside the scope of formal training, available to all Airmen and Guardians who have the desire to take control of their career and professional development. In this how-to video Jennifer Gonzalez, with Air Education and Training Command public affairs, speaks with Sandra Hillard, senior Force Development program administrator with AETC/A3BD. AETC/A3BD is the Developmental Special Experience Branch under the Force Development Credentialing Division and is responsible for the DSE Catalog. The DSE Catalog simplifies research efforts for find training opportunities available to Total Force Airmen and Guardians like internships, fellowships or developmental special duties. To be classified as a DSE, the experience must provide hands-on experiences that are outside a formal AFSC or career series, must be offered more than once at a unit or organization, and help individuals gain or enhance competencies.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - The Developmental Special Experience (DSE) Catalog is a consolidated list of available learning opportunities, outside the scope of formal training, available to all Airmen and Guardians who have the desire to take control of their career and professional development.

The DSE Catalog simplifies research efforts for find training opportunities available to Total Force Airmen and Guardians like internships, fellowships or developmental special duties. To be classified as a DSE, the experience must provide hands-on experiences that are outside a formal AFSC or career series, must be offered more than once at a unit or organization, and help individuals gain or enhance competencies.

In this how-to video Jennifer Gonzalez, with Air Education and Training Command public affairs, speaks with Sandra Hillard, senior Force Development program administrator with AETC/A3BD. AETC/A3BD is the Developmental Special Experience Branch under the Force Development Credentialing Division and is responsible for the DSE Catalog.

Department of the Air Force personnel can access the DSE Catalog through MyVECTOR at https://myvector.us.af.mil/myvector/DevelopmentPlan/Home.  Once logged in, select “Development Plan” on the left-hand side menu option and then click on “Developmental Special Experiences Catalog” tab.

To apply for a DSE, contact the listed point of contact for the specific DSE and follow the application process.

For additional information on the DSE Catalog take a listen to episode 45 of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast.

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