Mission Statement: "Turn Airmen into Air Commandos. Conduct special operations training that prepares Air Commandos to defeat our adversaries anytime, any place."
History: Established as the 3751st Field Training Squadron, the unit was officially activated at Sheppard AFB, Texas, 15 June 1959 under the Sheppard Technical Training Center. After realignment and renumbering of units at Sheppard AFB occurred on 15 September 1992, the unit was re-designated as the 371st Field Training Squadron and later inactivated on 27 October 1994 as the 371st Training Squadron. On 10 July 2010, the unit was moved to Hurlburt Field, Florida and re-activated on 13 August 2010 as the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron as part of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center.
MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER
Lt Col Robert P. Robison
371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron
Welcome to the Mighty 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron, where we turn Airmen into Air Commandos! Our mission is to conduct special operations training that prepares Air Commandos to defeat our adversaries any time, any place.
We are a world class combat training organization which conducts over 80% of all field skills training for AFSOC. The Air Commando Field Skills Course (ACFC) trains all AFSOC aircrew how to shoot, move, and communicate in tactical environments where Special Operations Forces operate. Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training enables AFSOC Security Forces to carry out force protection duties in high threat locations. The Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course (CAAMQC) teaches CAAs to master a specialized set of skills needed to conduct special operations activities by, with, and through partner nations’ forces globally.
We are the joint formal training unit for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), training up to 500 SUAS operators per year on multiple systems to create an advantage on the battlefield.
Finally, the 371st boasts two joint intelligence courses. We train geospatial intelligence analysts in full-motion video processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) tactical controllers (ITCs) to fulfill ISR mission requirements during SOF mission execution.
Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or additional information. We look forward to providing you first-rate instruction on your way to becoming an Air Commando!
FY 18 Class Schedule