Cadet Officer School
Cadet Officer School is patterned after the USAF Squadron Officer School and is an academically challenging course for cadets 16 and older. COS is an in-depth study of the skills of leadership. The course is divided between lecture, seminar, and hands-on training.
Instructors guide cadets through the Air Force approach to the psychology of leadership, problem solving techniques, effective writing, speaking, and group dynamics.
In addition to classes and seminars, a wide variety of top military and industry leaders come as guest speakers to discuss their experiences with the cadets. Topics include human relations, critical thinking, leadership and national security issues.
COS Student Page
1. Possess the Mitchell at the time of application**
2. At least 16 by start of activity
3. Not 21 years old byend of activity
4. Have not previously attended COS
Cadet Staff Requirements
1. Graduated from COS
Senior Staff Requirements
1. Works well with cadets
2. Highly professional
3. Strong mentoring skills
Apply through the NCSA Main Menu in eServices. You will also need to complete the 2013 Supplemental Questionnaire, on left, and upload it to the Resume tab (Do not upload a resume) in the application supplemental section. You will need at least Adobe Reader 9.0. Adobe Reader 10 is available here.
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How, When do I apply?
**Mitchell Award at the time of application (if applying by the 15 deadline), otherwise by 15 January.
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