The USAF Special Operations School is the product of a 50-year evolutionary process. The process began in March 1961 when President John F. Kennedy, responding to Chairman Nikita S. Khruschev's clarion call for "wars of national liberation," cited the need for countering "subversion and guerilla warfare" that were the heart of Communist insurgency. As a result, the Air Force increased the emphasis given to special air warfare training. Read More
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Mission: Provide reasoned, responsive, and relevant air-centric operational military education to develop quality Air Commandos who excel in Special Operations across the spectrum of conflict.
Vision: We will dedicate ourselves to the single proposition of providing quality, relevant, integrated military education indispensable to Air Force Special Operations Command mission success.