Air Force officials announce OTS selection results

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Some 162 men and women have been selected for Officer Training School, officials at Air Force Recruiting Service here announced Oct. 30. 

OTS Selection Board 06OT05 considered 267 applications and selected 162 for a 61percent selection rate. Of those, 34 are enlisted members who have earned the chance to attend OTS and trade their stripes for gold bars as second lieutenants. 

The requirements for fiscal 2006 and 2007 are expected to be approximately 500 selectees each year, AFRS officials said. 

As part of the selection process, board members review both objective and subjective factors. Objectively, the board considers each applicant's academic discipline, grade point average and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores. Subjectively, board members evaluate work experience, accomplishments, adaptability, character, leadership ability, potential for future growth and other recommendations. For active-duty enlisted members, performance reports and commander's recommendations are also evaluated. 

Five Air Force colonels review every application. The selection process is similar to an Air Force officer promotion board. No single factor leads to an individual's selection or nonselection, OTS selection officials said. 

People selected can expect class assignment information approximately eight weeks after their commissioning physical is certified. 

For more information concerning OTS and the application process, active-duty members should contact their local education office; civilians should contact the nearest Air Force recruiter. 

For a complete list of applicants selected, visit