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Developmental special experiences with AFROTC, USAFA, FBI highlighted in quarterly spotlight

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Developmental Special Experiences provide Air and Space Professionals opportunities more than just education and training opportunities, they help the service build the Airmen needed for the future high-end fight.

The DSEs, cataloged by Air Education and Training Command’s Force Development Credentialing Division’s DSE branch, are hands-on experiences outside of formal training, established recurring opportunities, a means to gain/increase competencies, and duties typically external to primary AFSCs or job series.

The following DSEs are highlighted this quarter:

Officer:  AFROTC Detachment Instructor, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science (APAS)
Provides instruction in accordance with Holm Center academic curricula, syllabi, and other AFROTC-directed or emerging training in various settings on and off campus.  This is a 3-year tour open to captains and majors in any AFSC.

Enlisted: U.S. Air Force Academy Academic Faculty Instructor
This experience is open to E-6 through E-9 with a Master’s degree in one of the 20 academic departments taught by the Academy's Faculty Department and is open to all AFSC’s. The select will perform duties on a 3-year controlled tour as an academic faculty member and will be responsible for lesson plan development, instruction, classroom administration, student evaluation, academic remediation, and lab supervision at a fully accredited institution of higher learning.

Civilian: FBI National Academy Experience
This DSE is a 10-week crossflow experience with law enforcement experts from around the globe. It is open to GS-09s to GS-15s in the civilian 0083 – Police job series and must have 60 college credit hours.

Want to know more?  Have a Potential DSE to add to the Catalog?
- View the DSE Catalog at:
- View the DSE Reference Materials and videos here:  
- Visit the AETC Force Development Website that highlights the DSE Catalog:

Contact the DSE Team at: