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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.

Schools

AWC Air Force's senior professional military education (PME) school for officers. Each year over 250 colonels and lieutenant colonels attend - from the Air Force and other U.S. military services, equivalent grade civilians from U.S. government agencies, as well as from 45 other nations.
ACSC ACSC is the Air Force's intermediate level officer PME. Each year it has over 600 majors and major-equivalent civilians from the Air Force, other U.S. services, U.S. government agencies, and over 70 other nations.
SOC Squadron Officer College includes Squadron Officer School (SOS) for lieutenants and captains who've had at least one assignment and have some experiences to share.
Education Support Squadron (ESS)
ESS The ESS has consolidated support responsibilities for all the schools. It is also responsible for ensuring sharing of resources and coordination of planning between schools.
IOS IOS is the lead-up course to prepare all international officers for attending AWC, ACSC, and SOC. This allows international officers to be able to hit the ground running when integrated into the academic culture with the US officers in individual schools.