51 selected for advanced studies group Published Jan. 5, 2015 By Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force has selected 51 majors for the academic year 2015 advanced studies group, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. The board considered eligible officers who had completed, or were completing, their in-residence intermediate developmental education program, said Master Sgt. Kimberlyn Smith, the AFPC developmental education superintendent. "The purpose of the advanced study group program is to develop participants' strategic thinking skills so that they are better able to contribute to national security and support U.S. national interests," she said. The School of Advanced Air and Space Studies selected 36 participants; the School of Advanced Warfighting selected two participants; the School of Advanced Military Studies selected 10 participants; and the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School selected three. To see the selectee list and to find information about other personnel issues go to myPers. Select "Search All Components" from the drop down menu and enter "Advanced Studies Group (ASG) Board Selection Results" in the search window.