Overall Schedules

FY 2017 Schedule   (PDF)      

Registration

To register for courses, please go to the USAFSOS Blackboard site.

To access Blackboard, copy and paste the URL below into browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com

We are currently unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.9.1.

Departments

Air Commando Development Course

Course:

SOED-ACDC

PDS Code:

TBD

Length:

5 Days

Security Level:

SECRET

DSN:

579-2623

Comm:

850 884-2623/2623

E-Mail:

UDG_USAFSOS_ACDC@us.af.mil

Enrollment By:

NOMINATION

Enrollment/Registration: Please refer to information below for specific instructions.

 

Course Information


Target Audience: The Air Commando Development Course is a leadership development course designed to advance today's Air Commando Officers and Enlisted into tomorrow's Special Operations Forces’ (SOF) leaders. This course is targeted for Captains with 8 to 12 years of active duty and MSgts with a Senior Rater Endorsement and GS Civilians (GS-11/12) who have shown the capability and potential to lead, command, and cultivate future AFSOC and SOCOM forces. This is a “by nomination only” course attendees are nominated by their chain of command and approved at the wing or group level.

 

Course Description: The Air Commando Development Course is a 5-day educational and mentorship course that has four modular areas of instruction. The first module lays out the strategic vision and mission of AFSOC while emphasizing the role of today’s Airmen in leading current and future Special Operations Forces.  The second module explores the legal, administrative and financial responsibilities of SOF leaders within SOCOM organizations, providing students with a functional understanding of what resources are available at their disposal.  The third module is devoted to specialized topics that include the importance of Total Force Integration (TFI), role of industry in furthering the AFSOC/SOCOM missions, introduction to the strategic planning processes, commanders’ deployment tools and AFSOC career development mentorship.  The fourth module includes mentorship panels from current and former commanders, chiefs, and senior enlisted leaders

 

Prerequisites/References: Students should have attended Squadron Officer School (SOS) or Non-commissioned Officers school (NCOA) and Intro to Special Operations Course (ISOC). The Wing, Group, and AFSOC Headquarters staff leadership nominate students using the “ACDC Allocations” list as a guide to determine number of nominees per unit.  This is a by nomination only course targeting high potential personnel that demonstrate SOF leadership potential.  As a reminder, attendees must be nominated by their chain of command on ACDC Nomination Form and approved at the MAJCOM level. This course is unit funded. After students have been nominated they will receive a training line number (TLN) and then they need to obtain a USAFSOS Blackboard account. To access Blackboard, copy and paste the following address into your browser's address bar: https://afsoc.blackboard.com. (Currently we are unable to link directly to the USAFSOS Blackboard site per AFI 33-129, paragraph 6.91.)

 

This course is taught at the SECRET level (or above), you must:

JPAS Verification

Fax Verification

Security Managers must submit a visit request 14-30 days prior to class start date through JPAS (use class acronym "SOFAC2C" in POC block) to SMO code EE0VFPP56 being sure the student's personal summary page reflects the proper access to be granted.

 

Ensure that the course acronym "SOFAC2C" is used in the POC block and that the student's personal summary page reflects proper access to attend the course.

ONLY NON DOD AGENCIES ARE ALLOWED TO FAX A SECURITY CLEARANCE. JPAS USERS MUST SEND A VISIT REQUEST VIA JPAS

 

Fax individual's clearance on official letterhead to:
DSN 579-1866
COMM 850-884-1866

 

Ensure that the course acronym "SOFAC2C" and inclusive dates are clearly indicated at the top of the page as the purpose for the visit.

For SECURITY QUESTIONS ONLY, please call:

Commercial: 850-884-4673

DSN: 579-4673

  

ACDC Scheduled Iterations

Status

Iteration

Start Dates

End Dates

Location

Notices

N/C

17B

20-Mar-17

24-Mar-17

Hurlburt Field, FL

N/C

17C

12-Jun-17

16-Jun-17

Hurlburt Field, FL

N/C

17D

21-Aug-17

25-Aug-17

Hurlburt Field, FL

 ! = Change || N/C -- No Change || X= Cancelled
Course dates and locations are subject to change, be sure to verify schedule prior to departing duty location.