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As future leaders and warriors within the United States Air Force, our cadets must excel in their degree, physical fitness, and leadership experience. They must be well-rounded individuals who understand the history, principles, and future of the world's finest Air Force.

Each semester, cadets learn more about the Air Force and become better prepared for the challenges awaiting them. In addition to the required academic classes, cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory (LLAB). LLAB provides a chance to put academic understanding into practice as cadets apply what they learn to become effective followers as General Miltary Course (GMC) and transform into effective leaders as Professional Military Course (PMC).

AS100 Level: Foundation of the USAF

This is a survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AS200 Level: Evolution of Air and Space Power

This course is designed to examine the general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the cadets with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values, through the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders, and will continue to develop their communication skills. LLAB is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AS300 Level: Air Force Leadership Studies 

This course guides the student through a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory LLAB complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.

AS400 Level: National Security Affairs and Prep AC

Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining verbal and written communication skills. A mandatory LLAB complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.

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