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  • Airmen trade blue stripes for gold bars, silver wings

    Few things tell an Airman it’s time for a fresh uniform quite like swapping enlisted stripes for second lieutenant’s rank. For a pair of former airmen first class, now second lieutenants, their gold bars come with silver pilots’ wings.
  • Air University Fellows Program offers two-year developmental opportunity for officers as students, faculty

    As the U.S. Air Force’s pinnacle institution, Air University leverages select Airmen for a two-year developmental opportunity on campus as part of the AU Fellows program.
  • Flagships of education

    For current or future Air Force commissioned officers, two names represent the pinnacle of education within the force. While these flagship institutions have, up to now, worked mostly independent of one another, Air University and the U.S. Air Force Academy have come together to formally synchronize their efforts for producing future leaders for the service.
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  • Keesler develops First Term Officers Course

    A First Term Officers Course, the first course of its kind offered here for new officers, was held at the Professional Development Center here June 1-3. “I was first a part of introducing the FTOC at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona,” said Capt. Demitrice Steward, Second Air Force section commander. “We noticed the company grade officer tier was lacking and needed to be developed. They were starting off with their degrees and life experience, but didn’t know the military.”
  • DAF to allow officers to opt out of promotion in certain circumstances

    Eligible officers, who meet certain conditions, may soon request exclusion from consideration for the next higher grade. The new policy will go into effect beginning with the major, lieutenant colonel and colonel Space Force promotion boards set to convene Oct. 16, and will provide more flexible talent management options.
  • Airmen trade blue stripes for gold bars, silver wings

    Few things tell an Airman it’s time for a fresh uniform quite like swapping enlisted stripes for second lieutenant’s rank. For a pair of former airmen first class, now second lieutenants, their gold bars come with silver pilots’ wings.
  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • Air University Fellows Program offers two-year developmental opportunity for officers as students, faculty

    As the U.S. Air Force’s pinnacle institution, Air University leverages select Airmen for a two-year developmental opportunity on campus as part of the AU Fellows program.
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