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  • Air University

    The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force
    The Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., is a key component of Air Education and Training Command, and is the Air Force's center for professional military education.

  • Air War College

    Air War College
    The goal at the Air War College is important and clear - to develop cross-domain mastery of joint air power and its strategic contributions to national security.

  • Air Command and Staff College

    Air Command & Staff College
    The mission of Air Command & Staff College is on prepare our students to develop, employ, and command air, space and cyberspace power in joint, multinational and interagency operations.

  • Squadron Officer School

    Squadron Officer College
    The mission of Squadron Officer College is to develop Company Grade Officers as leaders of integrity ready to fly, fight and win.

  • International Officer School

    International Officer School
    International Officer School's mission focus is to educate and support international military students and manage Air University's international programs.

  • Welcome Students

    International Officer School
    Our Schools and Academic Centers share a common goal, to develop the best possible leaders at each stage of their careers, ready to lead the Air Force into the future. Want to know how to get started? Check out the students page to receive more information.

  • History of Spaatz Center and The Air University

    History of Spaatz Center & Air University
    Our Schools and Academic Centers have a vital professional education mission, to provide the resources, education, strategies and training to develop and nurture the best leaders possible.

PME Schools

PME Schools

Each PME School represents officer life cycle development and professional military education that develops leaders, spurs innovation and nurtures partnerships to advance airpower. Learn More >>

Academic Centers

Academic Centers

The Spaatz Academic Centers provide subject matter expertise to faculty for curriculum development, wargaming, and advising student research. Learn More >>
Carl A. Spaatz Montage
Carl A. Spaatz Master of Airpower

Welcome to the Carl A. Spaatz Center.

The namesake of the Spaatz Center, Carl A. Spaatz, was the top American air commander of the Second World War, with both Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley rating him the best combat leader in the European theater. After the war he became the first chief of staff of the newly independent Air Force. Learn More >>