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Inter-American SOS candidate applications due in July

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Active-duty captains proficient in the Spanish language may be eligible to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

"The ISOS program is designed to develop dynamic Airmen ready to lead air, space, and cyberspace power in an expeditionary war-fighting environment," said 1st Lt. Kyle Seifert, the AFPC force development support chief. "Students practice leadership and managerial skills, using lessons on leadership, military ethics, Air Force core values and human rights."

Commander-endorsed applications are due July 25.

"The course requires specific language proficiency levels and fitness standards, so interested captains should begin preparing now to make sure they have time to complete all the required documents and coordinate the application for their commanders' endorsements," Seifert said.

ISOS mirrors the SOS in-residence course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., but additional objectives include developing inter-American awareness and a cadre of potential Latin American regional affairs specialists, Seifert explained. Program graduates will earn primary developmental education credit through Air University.

Fiscal year 2015 class dates will be Oct. 9 through Dec. 10, 2014; Feb. 17 through April 15, 2015 and June 8 through Aug. 5, 2015.

For more information about developmental opportunities and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website. To review ISOS application procedures and eligibility criteria, select "search all components" from the drop down menu, enter "ISOS" in the search window and select PSDM 14-48.

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