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1 FY03 AS100 Professional Development Training Cadet Briefing

2 OVERVIEW Professional Development Training (PDT) Definition/Objectives FY03 AS100 Summer Training Programs General Eligibility Requirements Program Descriptions and Specific Eligibility Requirements Volunteer Process Things to Consider Summary

3 What is PDT PDT: Group of summer training programs designed to: Help cadets gain knowledge of the management challenges in leadership and human relations encountered by a junior Air Force officer Provide a general orientation in Air Force specialties Motivate cadets toward an Air Force career

4 AS100 PROGRAMS

5 AS100 Programs AS100 Special Training Program (ASSIST) Air Force Academy Freefall (AFAFF) Air Force Academy Soaring Program (SOAR) Combat Survival Training (CST) Medical Orientation Program (MO) Rising Sophomore Summer Program (RSSP) Flight Awareness Summer Training (FAST)

6 General Eligibility Requirements Who’s Eligible: AS100s who: Meet military and academic retention standards specified in AFOATSI both at the time of nomination and again prior to departing for training Meet the specific program requirements outlined in AFOATSI Medical Physical Miscellaneous (Age requirements, security clearances, etc)

7 Program Descriptions and Specific Eligibility Requirements

8 AS100 Special Training Program (ASSIST) Objectives: Expose cadets to the Air Force Acquaint cadets with various career opportunities Allow cadets to observe AF people accomplishing the mission on an Air Force installation

9 AS100 Special Training Program (ASSIST) (cont) Cadets selected for ASSIST- Tour base facilities, receive mission briefings and hands-on training Receive orientation from company grade officers May or may not receive orientation flights Dependent on mission requirements Not guaranteed and should not be expected

10 AS100 Special Training Program (ASSIST) (cont) Program Length: 5 days (includes travel) Travel to training on Monday Return home the following Friday Training Dates: To be determined Training Locations: 1 of 10 AFBs in the US

11 USAFA Freefall Parachute Training (AFAFF) Objective: Build character, develop leadership skills and self-confidence Training is physically and mentally demanding Daily physical fitness training Ground school 5 Freefall jumps from 4500 feet All jumps are graded After 2 jumps cadets will be evaluated for program continuance Cadets either qualify to receive 3 more jumps or are eliminated from the program and sent home early

12 USAFA Freefall Parachute Training (AFAFF) (cont) Parachutist Badge awarded to those who complete all 5 jumps Age Requirements Limited to cadets 18 years of age and older Physical Requirements and Limitations Must successfully complete the AFAFF PFT (AFOATSI , Attachment 8) prior to nomination by Det CC and again NLT 2-weeks prior to leaving school for summer Maximum weight cannot exceed 215 pounds

13 USAFA Freefall Parachute Training (AFAFF) (cont) Medical Requirements Prior to program attendance: Medical records must be screened by a Flight Surgeon to ensure cadets meet Flying Class III standards AM-490 Medical Certification (AFOATSI , Attachment 4) must be certified by a Flight Surgeon Program Length: 12 days Training Dates: To be determined Training Location: USAF Academy, Colorado

14 Air Force Academy Soaring (SOAR) Objective: Provide cadets an initial exposure to flying and to AF flying operations Cadets receive instruction through: Ground school Actual flight in non-powered gliders Physical Requirements and Limitations Maximum allowable weight: 230 pounds

15 Air Force Academy Soaring (SOAR) (cont) Program Length: Approximately 15 days Training Dates: To be determined Training Location: USAFA, Colorado

16 Combat Survival Training (CST) Objective: Expose cadets to combat, aircrew, survival and evasion training in a realistic environment Training is physically and mentally demanding Limited to contract cadets only Exception: Noncontract cadets may apply if they are prior- service and already have a security clearance Special Requirements: Secret Security Clearance is mandatory prior to attendance

17 Combat Survival Training (CST) (cont) Medical Requirements Must be medically certified by a physician IAW AFOATSI , Attachment 5, prior to program attendance Program Length: 20 days Training Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Training Dates: To be determined

18 Medical Orientation (MO) Program Objective: Introduce cadets who are interested in becoming Air Force medical doctors to military medicine Primarily for Pre-Health scholarship recipients However, other cadets contemplating a career in military medicine may volunteer

19 Medical Orientation Program (cont) Program Length: 12 days Training Dates: To be determined Training Location: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB TX

20 Rising Sophomore Summer Program (RSSP) Objectives Expose cadets to the Air Force way of life Acquaint cadets with various career opportunities Allow cadets to observe AF people accomplishing the mission on an Air Force installation Eligibility Scholarship recipients or designees who have completed AS 100

21 Rising Sophomore Summer Program RSSP (cont.) Program Length: 40 days (includes travel) Travel to training on Monday Return home Friday six weeks later Training Dates: 23 Jun – 1 Aug 2003 Training Locations: 1 of 5 AFBs in the US

22 Flight Awareness Summer Training (FAST) Objectives Foster interest in aviation among cadets attending Minority Institutions (MI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Obtain FAA pilot certifications for participants Increase minority pilots in the Air Force

23 Program Length: 21 days Training Dates: Between mid-May and mid- June Training Location: Delaware State University, Dover DE Eligibility: Must be attending an HBCU or MI. Flight Awareness Summer Training (FAST)(cont.)

24 The Volunteer Process

25 PDT is voluntary Apply for PDT programs at the unit Obtain and complete a PDT Volunteer Statement Volunteer for as many different programs as you want, provided: You meet ALL the eligibility and physical requirements listed for a particular program You will be selected for no more than one PDT assignment

26 Things to Consider Before Volunteering for PDT Think about which PDT programs you are interested in Remember, some programs (AFAFF) are physically demanding and require you to pass a special PFT before being nominated by the Det CC--start training now! Discuss PDT programs, training dates, and departure locations with your family and employers PDT is voluntary. However, once you are selected, PDT becomes a commitment

27 Things to Consider When Volunteering for PDT Training Dates Program dates are still being determined HQ AFROTC/DOXS will attempt to match program dates with your preferences May not be possible in all cases Some programs are available only at certain times When completing your PDT Volunteer Statement, enter the timeframe you prefer to attend PDT Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, or Anytime

28 Things to Consider When Volunteering for PDT (cont) Decide on a departure location In accordance with the Joint Federal Travel Regulation, the only authorized departure locations are: Home of record Location of AFROTC Detachment Upon completing training you must return to the same location from which you departed Consider how you will travel to PDT Cadets selected for training may travel by POV or GTR (Government provided transportation)

29 Things to Consider Upon Being Selected for PDT Do you have a current reserve ID card? Required for all contract cadets Is a Secret clearance required? It is if you want to attend CST Do you have one? If not, has the necessary paperwork been completed and submitted to get you one?

30 Things to Consider Upon Being Selected for PDT (cont) Get the necessary exams/paperwork scheduled and/or completed for any special medical and physical requirements Physical exam & certified AM-490 are required to attend AFAFF Physical exam & medical certification are required to attend CST

31 SUMMARY Participation in PDT is voluntary–but volunteer only if you’re 100% committed to go! Use the next few weeks to: Think about what summer programs interest you Review the info on the AFOATS web site, Complete your PDT Volunteer Statement Discuss these programs, available training dates, and departure locations with your family and employers – deconflict as necessary By 1 Dec 2002 you should be ready to: Commit to a training program and training date Turn your PDT Volunteer Statement in to your detachment PDT project officer

32 QUESTIONS????


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