Personnel Shifts Aim to Improve Officer Training

The Air Force is making a series of personnel tweaks to better leadership within its ranks and to benefit medically separated airmen.

The service announced last week it redesigned its Air University Squadron Officer School program to “better align with the needs of the Air Force.”

The new course starts at the end of July, and will expand from five weeks to six and a half weeks. Air Force captains are required to take the course and about 4,200 go through it annually. The classes will decrease from seven to six a year, but each class will hold 700 students instead of 600.

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