TRANSITION FROM CIVILIAN TO AIRMAN
A NEW CLASS OF AIRMEN HAS GRADUATED ALMOST EVERY WEEK FOR THE LAST 70 YEARS.
Every enlisted Airman begins their Air Force career with 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT). Challenged both mentally and physically, you’ll get the skills and training you need to develop into Airmen, Wingmen and Warriors.
UPON COMPLETION OF OTS, GRADUATES RECEIVE THE OATH OF OFFICE AND ARE COMMISSIONED AS 2ND LIEUTENANTS IN THE AIR FORCE.
Airmen joining with a college degree in hand can begin as an officer, and those who qualify will start out in Officer Training School (OTS). This rigorous nine-week program will build your character and give you the skills you need to become an officer who is prepared to lead fellow Airmen.
COT STUDENTS ARE AWARDED THEIR MILITARY OFFICER RANK BASED ON THEIR PROFESSIONAL CREDITS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS.
Healthcare, legal and ministry professionals join the Air Force as an officer and begin their career with Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5.5-week program will train and condition you as well as ease your transition from the private sector into Air Force life.