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eSchool of Graduate PME - Squadron Officer School (PDE)

PDE/SOS 2.0 Distance Learning Curriculum Flow

PDE Distance Learning Program Model

Program Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for PDE/SOS DL are found in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2301, Developmental Education.

  • Air Force Active Duty - The intent is for all active duty to attend SOS in-residence and the PDE/SOS DL program to serve as an alternative if an officer is unable to attend the in-residence program. Therefore the following restrictions apply for active duty officers:
    • Line-of-the-Air Force (LAF) captains are prohibited from enrolling in the PDE/SOS DL course until seven years TAFCS.
    • LAF-J, HC, and NC officers are prohibited from enrolling in PDE/SOS DL until three years’ time-in-grade as a captain.
    • MSC and BSC officers are prohibited from enrolling in PDE/SOS DL until two years’ time-in-grade as a captain.
    • MC and DC officers may enroll in PDE/SOS DL on or after their date of rank to captain.

  • Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve - Upon selection to captain, all Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve officers are eligible to enroll in PDE/SOS DL.

  • Civilians - DoD civilian employees in the grades of GS-9 to GS-12, DCIPS PB2, and NAF 3/4 and above who possess regionally-accredited baccalaureate degrees may enroll in PDE/SOS DL.

  • Sister-services - Sister Service Officers in the grade of O-3 may enroll.

Note: - Officers who complete the resident SOS program are prohibited from enrolling or reenrolling in the PDE/SOS DL course.

Enrollment

If you meet the program eligibility, you must create an AUSIS account before enrolling. To create an account, go to AF Portal and login. Under QUICK LINKS, scroll down to EDUCATION/TRAINING/FORCE DEVELOPMENT, and click on Air University Portal(.mil), go to the silver bar that reads "Click here to login or create a new account," and click on "Create Account." Once you follow the steps, go down to the menu bar on the left side of the AU Portal page and hover over "Distance Learning," then hover over "SOS DL" and select "AUSIS." From the AUSIS page, click on "Create Account."

If you are not able to create an account, please submit a help ticket by clicking here so we can help resolve the issue.