Air University's professional military schools prepare junior, mid-career, and senior noncommissioned and commissioned
officers and selected civilians for progressively more responsible positions throughout the Air Force and Department of Defense.
All colleges, schools, and programs operate within the framework of the Air Force continuum of education, a coordinated and
integrated educational system that links curricula across Air University so that each college, school, and program builds on the
education provided at the previous level. This continuum includes five core areas: the profession of arms, military studies, international
security studies, communication studies, and leadership and management studies.