Named after the first chief of staff of the Air Force, the Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education is the Air Force's unifying organization for officer professional military education. It performs the coordination needed to ensure resources and lessons learned are shared across the schools as well as providing daily support and planning support to the schools below.
The Spaatz Center is unique in DoD in that it consolidates at one location all the officer Professional Military Education (PME) for an entire career, from lieutenant to colonel. One of the benefits from this is the cross-generational mentoring and sharing of experiences and lessons learned.
While each of our schools and organizations - AWC, ACSC, SOC, IOS, and our centers - has its own identity, we share a common goal to turn out the best possible officers at each stage of their careers, ready to lead the Air Force into the future. The Spaatz Center exists to unite them in that vision, and support them with whatever resources they need to achieve that goal.