Joining the Long Blue Line

Joining the Long Blue Line


4/23/2012 - Officer Training School held a graduation parade for the Basic Officer Training Course, Class 12-04, April 10, reviewed by Lt. Gen. David Fadok, commander and president of the Air University. Basic Officer Training prepares and commissions second lieutenants to fulfill Air Force active-duty and Air Force Reserve requirements in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. The training consists of 12 weeks of military instruction and leadership development for college graduates leading to a commission as a second lieutenant. BOT is designed to instill high standards of conduct and provide officer candidates with the essential military knowledge and skills needed for effective performance as Air Force leaders. There are seven BOT classes per fiscal year. (Air Force photo by Bud Hancock)