Skip to main content (Press Enter).
Air Force Reserve Command
Air Force Reserve Command
HQ AFRC News
Enl Force Development
Profiles in Leadership
Airman & Family
Units by State
Ph.D. program for Air Force captains now accepting applications
By Richard Salomon, Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs
/ Published June 13, 2018
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --
The application window for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious Ph.D. Program is open for active duty Air Force captains who seek unique learning experiences at top universities.
The program offers three captains the opportunity to earn their doctoral degrees in strategic studies at an elite civilian institution with the goal of building Air Force and joint leaders who can communicate and exercise critical thinking skills with civilian leadership across enterprises.
Commanders are encouraged to nominate only their most competitive officers. A senior-level panel of general officers will review and select members for the program. The selection panel will consider officers’ military performance, strength of application, letters of nomination, past academic performance and personal statements.
Degree options include Asia Pacific studies, history, political science, international relations, economics, philosophy, international business relations, international security studies and political systems and theories.
Packages are due to the AFPC Assignment and Workforce Development Support Branch by July 27, 2018, with no waivers to qualification criteria or deadlines. The classes begin in the fall of 2019.
Complete eligibility and application requirements, including degree and school options, can be found on
. Select “Active Duty Officer” from the dropdown menu and search “Prestigious.” For more information about military developmental education, visit
Air Force Personnel Center
340th FTG earns seventh Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
AFRC 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award nominee
2017 Air Force Reserve Command Aeromedical Evacuation Award winners
2018 Reserve Officers Association Outstanding Reserve Non-Flying Unit Award nominee
2018 Reserve Officers Association Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year
AFRC 2018 History and Museums Program Awards
C-5M wing stands down for safety review
From tactical to strategic: Pittsburgh unit making the switch from C-130s to C-17s
Oklahoma Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve partnership ensures ANG-wide aeromedical evacuation training event
Reserve Firefighters Tackle Aircraft Burn Trainer
AF Reserve Command announces outstanding Airmen
Air Force Reserve pararescueman laid to rest in Florida
Final respects paid to Staff Sgt. Carl Enis
920th Rescue Wing receives Power and Vigilance Award
Airmen, jets return from Japan deployment
Military, community meet at F-35 scoping meeting
1993: The 302nd Airlift Wing takes on the MAFFS mission
413th FTG welcomes new commander
Iraqi Air Force provides vital air to Italian pilots
A loadmaster’s journey to MAFFS
Flying Jennies, wing members return from deployment