Welcome to the United States Air Force Officer Training School (OTS)

Colonel Peter G. Bailey

Colonel Peter G. Bailey
Commandant, OTS

Commandant's Bio



You are about to embark on an experience of a lifetime in your chosen profession as a leader in the world’s greatest Air and Space Force. Our vision is laying the foundation for America’s future military leaders and we produce motivated officers of character who are culturally aware, expeditionary minded, embody the American warrior ethos, and prepared to lead. Whether you attend the Total Force Officer Training (TFOT), or the Commissioned Officer Training (COT) course (for direct commission officers), you will experience world-class training facilities, and a top-notch, professional faculty and staff to assist you on your journey. Becoming a United States Air Force officer is not a right, but rather a privilege you will earn through your professionalism, hard work, and unwavering commitment.

Use the information on this web site to prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally before you arrive. You will challenge yourself in ways you’ve never dreamed, with the ultimate reward of serving your nation, bettering yourself, and most importantly, leading and caring for our most precious assets; the sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, and fathers and mothers of America.

Good luck and I look forward to serving with you.

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