Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development

The Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development is located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and was established in June 2008. The organization is the umbrella organization for United States Air Force and United States Space Force officer recruitment and training and citizenship programs within the Air University.

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Personnel and Resources
The Holm Center includes more than 3,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and civilian personnel supporting more than 103,000 cadets and trainees. The organization has 1,036 operating locations worldwide.

An effort to reduce duplication of effort and streamline administrative and reporting procedures was completed in February 1997 by realigning Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Officer Training School under Headquarters Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools. This restructuring placed about three-quarters of Air Force officer production under AFOATS and facilitated the sharing of manpower and expertise with minimum effect on the day-to-day operations of AFROTC or OTS. It also included the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. In June 2008, AFOATS was re-designated as the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development. In 2020, the Holm Center assumed responsibility for assessing Space Force officers through its AFROTC and OTS programs.

The Holm Center commander provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air and Space Forces officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs at AFROTC detachments at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and at OTS The Holm Center commissions approximately 75% of Air Force’s Regular Air Force line officers and trains 100% of the chaplain, nurse and medical specialties and legal officers. These new officers join active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units. The Holm Center staff develops curriculum and provides communications, computers, logistics, instructors, and financial management support to train tomorrow's Air Force officers. The Holm Center also leads and directs the Air Force's high school citizenship development program, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force. AFROTC is designed to recruit, educate and commission Air and Space Force officer candidates through academic education, Field Training and Professional Development Training programs based on Air Force requirements. Students can attend classes at 145 host schools or more than 1,100 associated cross-town enrollment programs. Cadet enrollments have ranged from a high of 23,605 in 1986 to a low of 10,231 in 1993. In 2022, AFROTC commissioned 2,109 second lieutenants into the United States Air Force and 141 into the United States Space Force. We commissioned our first officer in the Space Force in 2020.

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFJROTC is a Title 10, United States Code, citizenship program that provides a leadership development and aerospace science program for high school youth. Enrollment in the Junior ROTC program is open to students in the 8th-12th grades. The program objectives are to inspire, educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility and self-discipline and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

The program is mandated to sustain units at 870 high school campuses across the United States and selected Department of Defense Dependent Schools overseas. AFJROTC instructs, mentors and guides approximately 90,000 students daily, including more than 2,200 students at 24 outside the contiguous United States units. Each year, AFJROTC cadets perform over 1.6 million hours of community service generating tremendous goodwill toward the Air Force and positively impacting communities worldwide. AFJROTC is an incredible outreach tool that inspires youth to service, aviation and the Air Force.

Officer Training School
The mission of OTS is “Developing Warrior-Minded Leaders of Character committed to our oath, values and creed.” OTS has the flexibility to increase or decrease production based on Air Force end strength requirements.

In the past, OTS has surged to meet wartime officer requirements, producing as many as 7,894 new second lieutenants in one year. OTS currently produces over 2,200 trained officers annually, which equates to approximately 40% of all Air Force officer accessions.

Officer Training prepares Air Force and Space Force active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officer trainees for the physical and professional requirements of military service. The program consists of a 30-hour prerequisite distance learning course followed by eight weeks of intensive military training and leadership development for college graduates.

Point of Contact
Headquarters Air University, Office of Public Affairs, 155 N. Twinning St., Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 36112, DSN 493-2014 or 334-953-2014.

(Current as of September 2023)