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Miss LaShawnda A. Walters, A.S., B.A., M.A. Guidance School Counselor Education Service Specialist 2 FSS/FSDE Base Training and Education Services Commissioning.

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1 Miss LaShawnda A. Walters, A.S., B.A., M.A. Guidance School Counselor Education Service Specialist 2 FSS/FSDE Base Training and Education Services Commissioning 101

2 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training  Why do we have Enlisted Commissioning Programs?  Allow enlisted airmen to complete their bachelor’s degree and commission as AF Officers  Meet officer productions in specific fields for the Air Force

3 Types of Enlisted Commissioning Programs 1.Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP) 2.Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC (SOAR) 3.Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP) 4. Basic Officer Training (BOT) also known as Officer Training School (OTS). This program is currently on hold Selections based on AF officer production requirements.

4 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Requirements Basic Overview TypeLengthBoardStatusSOC ASCP2-4 yrsROTCSeparateROTC SOAR2-4 yrsMAJCOMSeparateROTC POC-ERP2 yrsROTCSeparateROTC

5 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP)  2 – 4 year program (waiver for 1.5 years)  Those selected separate from active duty and join an AFROTC detachment  A tuition/fees scholarship of up to $18,000 per year, an annual textbook allowance of $900, and a monthly stipend of $250 - $500  GRADED college work (2.50 cum GPA)  If you have not earned college, then you will need ACT Score of 24 or higher / or SAT1 score of 1100 Combined Verbal and Math  Meet all other scholarship requirements (age, citizenship, AFOQT, etc.)  1-year TOS / TIS (waiver able)  Recommended by Squadron Commander  Be under age 31 on Dec 31 of the year you will graduate and earn your commission  Submission Deadline to AFROTC/RRUE Oct  Open to any major (majority awarded to tech majors)  POC: TSgt David Vargas Diaz, HQ AFROTC/RRUE, DSN: or Via at

6 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Scholarship for Outstanding Airman to ROTC (SOAR)  2 – 4 year program  Those selected separate from active duty and join an AFROTC detachment  A tuition/fees scholarship of up to $18,000 per year, an annual textbook allowance of $900, and a monthly stipend of $250 - $500  Commander’s Program – AF Form 1206 by supervisor  Eligibility – Must be nominated by Wing Commander  2.5 cum GPA – not waiverable  Graded college courses – (if not must have score of 24 ACT or 1100 SAT)  Graduate and commission by age 31  Submission Deadline to MAJCOM – 30 Sep  All waivers are due to AFROTC between 1 Jul – 1 Sep  Open to any major  POC: TSgt David Vargas Diaz, HQ AFROTC/RRUE, DSN: or Via at

7 Professional Officer Course Early Release Program (POC-ERP)  NOT a scholarship program  1.5 – 2-year program  Those selected separate from active duty and join and AFROTC detachment Note: Members get stipend and can use MGIB/Post  An annual textbook allowance of $900 and a monthly stipend of $250 - $500  1 year TOS/TIG (waiverable – not guaranteed)  Within 2 years of a BA/BS (hint: look for CCAF transfer-friendly schools)  2.5 cum GPA – not waiverable/If you have not earn 24 SH, then you will need 24 + ACT /Combined Verbal and Math 1100 SAT+  Must be under age 30 by application date or have obtained an age waiver (available if you can commission before age 35)  Recommended by immediate Squadron Commander POC: TSgt David Vargas Diaz, HQ AFROROTC/RRUE,DSN: or BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training

8  Must be under age 33 by board convening date. If you are 33, you will need an age waiver to apply, but must be commissioned by age 35  Rated applicants restricted by age 28 – (waiverable)  PILOT CANDIDATE SELECTION METHOD (PCSM) scores will be required for pilot applicants  The Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) is now used  Can apply if 365 days away from B.S./B.A.  AFOQT: Verbal 15 and Quantitative 10;  There is a lot of emphasis on your GPA and AFOQT  2.5-GPA for RATED and 3.0-GPA for NON-RATED  2 program categories “Rated” and “Non-rated” with 5 subprograms: (1) Rated-Pilot, (2) Navigator and (3)Air Battle Management subprograms; and Non-rated (3) Technical and Non-technical subprograms. BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Officer Training School Eligibility (OTS)

9 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Officer Training School Eligibility (OTS)  Rated:  Pilot  Navigator (combat operations specialist)  Air Battle Manager  Technical:  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): go to for more informationhttp://www.abet.org/  Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences or Active Duty applicants who possess the following criteria: currently in 1W0XX with forecasting experience, an awarded CCAF in Weather Technology, and a non-specific bachelor degree.  Computer Engineering (ABET Accredited)  Electrical Engineering (ABET Accredited)  Electronic Engineering (ABET Accredited)  Math/Physics/Chemistry/Architecture  Non-Rated: all other majors  FY 2014 OTS Boards have been suspend indefinitely.

10 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Nurse Education Commissioning Program (NECP)  Must have completed 59 semester hours of graded college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university  Applicants must have completed the following courses (part of the above mentioned 59 hours):  general psychology  anatomy and physiology I & II (labs required)  microbiology (lab required)  chemistry I & II (labs required)  nutrition  statistics  Any of the above mentioned coursework will be accepted as a CLEP with the exception of labs  GPA 2.75 POC:

11 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through Education and Training Nurse Education Commissioning Program (NECP)  Eligibility Requirements:  1-year TOS  Minimum grade of E-4 (non-waiverable)  Be a citizen of the United States  Must be commissioned by age 42 (non-waiverable)  Copy of all EPRs  Completed applications must arrive at AFPC/DPAMN NLT

12 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Special Interest Items

13 ABET Web Site  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), is the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation ensures the quality of the postsecondary education students receive.  ABET is used with various commissioning programs for those interested in the above degree programs! BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training

14  Authorizes commanders to nominate highly qualified airmen  At least 17 but not older than 23 on July 1 of the year entering academy  Academy is four-years in length and -Prep School is 10 months  Must not have passed 22nd birthday by 1 Jul of year entering Prep School  Must not have passed 23rd birthday by 1 Jul of year entering USAFA  Unmarried US citizen and have no dependents  Good moral character – no prior drug use or conviction  Have well rounded background  Must take SAT or ACT  SAT Verbal 480 and SAT Math 520  ACT English 21, Reading 21, Math 23, and Science Reasoning 23  Pass a physical exam BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training (USAFA) & Prep School U.S. Air Force Academy

15 BARKSDALE AFB BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training (USAFA) & Prep School U.S. Air Force Academy  To compete for either program, the applicant must complete AF Form 1786 and letter of recommendation with their commanders endorsementAF Form 1786  Submit the form and recommendation through MPF for coordination  Forward it to: Office of Admissions HQ USAFA/RRS 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200 USAF Academy, CO  The form must arrive no later than January 31 for the class entering the following June. Additional information may be obtained by calling , DSN , POC is Ms. Donna Najar,  https://www.academyadmissions.com https://www.academyadmissions.com

16  MSCs work in various capacities in clinics, hospitals, major commands, Air Staff and the DOD enabling health care providers to provide the highest quality health care for our patients  Education:  Graduate Degrees: Health Care Administration, Hospital Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, Business Management, Information Systems Management, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Marketing, Economics  GRE/GMAT scores from an examination taken within the last 5 years are required for all applicants  Undergraduate Degrees: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Marketing, Business Management, Public Administration, Clinical or Health Systems  3.0 GPA  Member must be able to serve 20 years of commissioned service before the first day of the month subsequent to their 62 nd birthday  Time-in-Service: Eligible to apply with fewer than 8 years TIS by 1 Jan of the accession year (year you are commissioned into MSC). Applicants with 8 or more TIS, but fewer than 12 years, may apply, but will require a waiver from director of MSC POC: DSN: BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Medical Service Corp

17  Applicants must be on active duty in grades E-3-E-8 with minimum of 2 years active duty service and less than 14 years active military service (waiver letters are allowed for exceptional applicants)  ASVAB or AFCT – General Score minimum of 80 points (waiver letters are allowed for exceptional applicants)  Scholastic requirements:  SAT within 4-years of the board date (Reasoning Test scores must be 450 and a composite score of no less than 1425) – waiver letters are allowed for exceptional applicants  60 hours of transferable college credit and a GPA of 2.5 or higher  3.0 GPA in Math and Science required courses (Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra, Biology)  Minimum of 30 semester hours must be actual in-classroom study from an accredited college  30 semester hours can be from one or more of the following:  DANTES, CLEP, USAFI Correspondence Crs, end-of-course tests, or specific subject examinations  Correspondence work, off-campus classroom study, or resident course programs  CCAF credit for in-residence, technical training credits are acceptable for in-classroom credit for application  Mandatory College courses for acceptance  General/Organic/Bio Chemistry with lab (8 hours) - cannot CLEP  Anatomy & Physiology with lab (8 hours) - cannot CLEP  College Algebra – cannot CLEP  Biology with lab (4 hours) – cannot CLEP  Social Sciences (6 hours) – may CLEP  English (6 hours) – May CLEP 3 hours  Psychology (3 hours) – cannot CLEP BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Physician Assistant (PA)

18  Upon graduation of PHASE I, will receive a BS and after PHASE II will attain a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). Will become a 1 st Lt with a 48 month ADSC  Completed applications sent by MPF to HQ AFPC/DPAMW NLT (to be determined)  POC – Mr. Kevin M. Smith HQ AFPC/DPAMW, DSN , BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Physician Assistant (PA)

19 BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training Program is on HOLD Air Force Educational Leave of Absence (AFELA )  AFELA is NOT a commissioning program  Not available for Distance Learning  Only used when an individual has completed as much as possible of a program at present duty location; Max 2 calendar years  Must have at least 1 term of enlistment and have reenlisted  Individuals must have agreed to serve a period equal to 2 months for 1 month commitment in addition to any other commitments  Individuals must carry the minimum institution full-time hours  Member’s unit will not receive a work replacement  Individual receives basic pay only, no BAH/BAS or any other pay  Must pay rent if living on base or must move off base  Tuition Assistance can’t be used, but may use MGIB, PELL Grant, or loans  Individuals may not begin AFELA within 12 months of completing any previous AFELA or education deferment AFELA has been suspended. POC HQ AFPC/DPSIM, Special Programs Branch at DSN

20 S Success through bridging Education and Training  Allows members to complete an associate degree or higher in 1 year or less through off-duty education at their current base  Members remain at their unit and take courses during off-duty  Individuals must have completed their 1st term of service or have a 6 year obligated period of service  Must be pursuing a higher degree than currently held, unless directly applicable to AFSC & AF needs  Cannot be used for the purpose of completing a thesis or research paper  Cannot have consecutive or subsequent deferments within 12 months from a previous deferment or AFELA  Cannot be used if stationed overseas BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Educational Deferment

21 AIR FORCE OFFICER QUALIFYING TEST (AFOQT) to schedule  Visit  A full-length practice test covering the 12 subtests  Can only be taken twice in a lifetime – latest score used  Must wait 180 days between testing sessions  Study Guides:  ARCO -- Officer Candidate Tests  SAT/ACT Study Guide  AFOQT for Dummies  GRE/GMAT Study Guides Test Results can be viewed around 10 days after exam is taken at: https://w20.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afoqtsnet20/DODBanner.aspx BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training

22 Selection is based on the “whole person” Scoring Areas Three scoring areas –Education/Aptitude –Experience –Potential/Adaptability

23 BARKSDALE BASE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SERVICES Success through bridging Education and Training  Education/Aptitude  Academic discipline  AFOQT scores  GPA  Transcripts  Experience  Letters of Recommendation(s)  Work Ethic  Demonstrated Leadership  Potential/Adaptability  Evaluation of Interviewing Officer  Letters of Recommendation(s)  Experience  Communication Skills  Law Violations

24 Once you have read all the slides and have determined which commissioning program(s) you want to pursue: - Miss Walters I have read the commissioning slides and I am requesting a commissioning appointment to discuss (list programs you are interested in). - If you have unofficial copies of your transcripts, please bring them to the appointment along with a list of specific questions.


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