JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas, –
A total of 495 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced Nov. 24.
Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 495 applications as part of the Officer Training School Non-Rated Selection Board 14OT04. With the board's selection rate of 32.53 percent, 161 applicants were selected to serve as U.S. Air Force officers. Of the 161 selected, 100 enlisted members earned the chance to attend OTS and trade their stripes for gold bars as second lieutenants.
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 commanders' recommendations are also evaluated.
Three 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 non-selection, according to OTS selection officials.
Candidates selected can expect to attend Basic Officer Training at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 2015.
For more information concerning OTS and the application process, active-duty members should visit the Basic Officer Training website on the Air Force Portal; civilians should contact the nearest Air Force recruiter.
To see the entire list of selectees, visit http://1.usa.gov/1vlYnNF.