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SOS Resident Program Selection Process

*** SOS does NOT play a role in the nomination process or hold slots to attend in-residence.

AFPC allocates quotas to each MAJCOM, FOA, and DRU proportional to the number of eligible officers assigned.  MAJCOMs, FOAs, or DRUs may reallocate quotas and delegate to subordinate units the responsibility of designating the most qualified officers as primary and alternate resident SOS attendees. SOC Student Services downloads the class roster from AFPC approximately 1-2 weeks from the class start date.

Line of the Air Force (LAF) Captains:

Each Wing selects nominees who meet eligibility requirements to attend SOS and sends the names of the nominees to their respective MAJCOM for final selection. The MAJCOM nominees are forwarded to AFPC for compilation.

ANG Captains:

Nomination through your Wing Commander and State approval: Consult your chain of command and Base Education and Training Office (BETM) for timelines and processes.

AFRC Captains:

Apply through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB). Consult myPers website for details (CAC required).

Non-Line Officers:

Eligible health care and legal officers are selected by their respective MAJCOM staff agency. 


Air Force Civilians apply during the nomination call, 1 Mar - 1 May, through the MYPERS website. Access the "Force Development" section, next click on "Squadron Officer School" within the Basic Development Education. When on the "Squadron Officer School" scroll down the tab for basic eligibility and nomination procedures, which includes the AF From 4059 and Resume documenation requirements. During the nomination call, after the appropriate level signatures are obtained, scan and upload required documents (AF Form 4059 and Resume) through myPers at MYPERS website upload documents, which will be forwarded to HQ AFPC/DP2LWD, SOS Program Manager, where the central selection board is managed. 

Last Updated: 19 January 2017