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371st SOCTS

Established in August of 2010, the 371 SOCTS is one of the squadrons under the 492 SOTRG. The 371 SOCTS is based at Hurlburt Field, Florida with a detachment based out of Choctaw Naval Air Station, Florida.

The 371 SOCTS is the Formal Training Unit responsible for the conducting Programmed Ground Training of Air Force Special Operations Forces on behalf of Air Force Special Operations Command. The formal training includes Air Commando Field Skills Courses, Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element, Special Operations Forces (SOF) Processing Exploitation and Dissemination, SOF Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Tactical Controller, Combat Aviation Advisor mission qualification course, and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems training.  

The 371 SOCTS provides on average over 1100 trained students per year to AFSOC and select Joint partners across all courses.

Vision: AFSOC’s Center of Excellence for Specialized Combat Training. A world-class ground training unit characterized by professionalism and safety.

Mission: Conduct Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOF) unique ground training that enables Air Commandos to survive in, sustain, and prepare environments for current and future operations.


Develop 371st SOCTS Cadre (Officers, Enlisted, & Civilian) to execute the mission​

Transform Field Skills Training to prepare Air Commandos for near-peer and non-state adversaries.

Modernize IFTU training by leveraging new training methods and systems for a contested environment.

Innovate SUAS training to create a modern ISR capability for AFSOC that meets Strategic Guidance.

Empower 371st SOCTS members and families by creating an adaptive environment to bolster resiliency.

Personnel and Resources:

The 371 SOCTS has over 90 active duty, civil servant and contract employees.


The 371 SOCTS is comprised of four flights:

-Combat Training Support, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla.
-Field Skills Training, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla.
-Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla.
-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Det 1, Choctaw Naval Air Station, Fla.

Point of Contact

371 SOCTS Executive Officers| 345 Tully Street, Hurlburt Field Fla. 32544-5312

850-884-1419 |

Current as of 28 Apr 2021