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Welcome to CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast where we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.In this podcast we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms. The Air Force Officer Podcast explores the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.

Welcome to CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast where we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.In this podcast we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms. The Air Force Officer Podcast explores the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.
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United States

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Welcome to CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast where we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.In this podcast we explore the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms. The Air Force Officer Podcast explores the training and development of America’s leaders in the application of airpower and the Profession of Arms.

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English

Contact:

202-455-8535


Episodes

Episode 005 - How do Air Force officers get promoted?

10/16/2019
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Shifting gears from the process of becoming an Air Force officer, Colin and Reed now take a deep dive into how they get promoted. Whether preparing for an upcoming board or a brand new 2d Lt, this information is critical as you define what it means for you to be successful. 01:47 - Colin and Reed emphasize the importance of defining career success 08:03 - Defining position and authority within the Air Force 14:46 - DOPMA and ROPMA govern the promotion process (see...

Duration:01:20:59

Episode 004 - What do Air Force officers do?

10/9/2019
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Having explained how to become an officer (through OTS and AFROTC), Colin and Reed now explore the range and scope of the many things officers do in the Air Force. 01:09 - Colin and Reed explain their respective career fields 04:43 - Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) and the classification directory 11:55 - The simple way to understand AFSCs 16:33 - AFSCs are not static and often change 21:27 - Most people in the Air Force don't fly 25:10 - Civilian equivalents to Air Force officer...

Duration:00:56:51

Episode 003 - How do you become an Air Force officer? Part 2 (AFROTC)

10/2/2019
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Colin and Reed continue to explain the process of becoming an Air Force officer, this time focusing on Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). 01:25 - Air Force ROTC produces the most officers 02:02 - What is AFROTC? 04:20 - Things that affect AFROTC detachments 09:37 - How many people can join? 12:21 - How do you join? (see https://www.afrotc.com) 14:32 - What are the eligibility requirements? 17:24 - Height/weight and medical standards 23:11 - International students...

Duration:00:41:49

Episode 002 - How do you become an Air Force officer? Part 1 (OTS)

9/25/2019
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Having discussed "What is an Air Force officer" in their first episode, Colin and Reed now explain the process of becoming one. In this episode, Reed explains everything you need to know about Air Force Officer Training School (OTS). 00:46 - Focus on OTS and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) 02:25 - Program Guidance Letter (PGL) explained! 06:24 - Commissioning source pecking order 7:15 - The many many types of OTS applicants 9:53 - The many types of Air Force...

Duration:00:30:33

Episode 001 - What is an Air Force officer?

9/18/2019
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In their inaugural episode, Colin and Reed set the stage and attempt to answer the fundamental question underlying CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast, namely "What is an Air Force officer?" 00:52 - Host introductions 04:13 - Worst National Anthem EVER!! (here's the evidence: https://youtu.be/EumPzPxBXxE) 05:04 - Purpose and intent of CommissionED 10:02 - Review of Title 10 USCode requirements to be an officer 11:09 - Review of the eight requirements outlined in AFI 36-2005...

Duration:00:47:13

Episode 000 - Pilot

6/24/2019
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In this episode, Colin and Reed share thoughts and ideas about the Air Force ROTC Field Training, Officer Training School, and officer accessions. 01:00 - Cadets at Field Training 07:00 - Cadre at Field Training 12:00 - Ideas about officer accessions 17:00 - Guidance for Field Training 26:00 - Guidance for Air Force officer accessions

Duration:00:30:47