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RCOT Graduation Events

Graduation Information for Inbound RCOT Officers

 
Family and friends of Reserve Commissioned Officer Training (RCOT) graduates will have the opportunity to attend various ceremonies and events during the last week of training.  Unfortunately, due to time limitations, RCOT classes do not participate in the graduation events scheduled for a COT class including a graduation parade, spouses orientation, retreat, dining in/out, or open house.  Descriptions of some of the events are below.

Graduation Events for RCOT Class 18-01 (15 Dec 17 to 16 Dec 17)

All family members and friends of RCOT 18-01 graduates are invited to attend the following graduation events:

  • Flight Commander Dinner on 15 Dec at 6:30 p.m. (Seating is limited so be sure to check with your COT graduate before making plans to attend)
  • Awards Ceremony on 16 Dec at 9 a.m. on the OTS Campus
  • Graduation Certificate Presentation on 16 Dec at 10 a.m. on the OTS campus 

Graduation Events for RCOT Class 18-02 (9 Mar 18 to 10 Mar 18) 


All family members and friends of RCOT 18-02 graduates are invited to attend the following graduation events:

  • Flight Commander Dinner on 9 Mar at 6:30 p.m. (Seating is limited so be sure to check with your COT graduate before making plans to attend)
  • Awards Ceremony on 10 Mar at 9 a.m. on the OTS Campus
  • Graduation Certificate Presentation on 10 Mar at 10 a.m. on the OTS campus 
Directions to Maxwell AFB

DRIVING (TO MAXWELL AFB) :
From the North on I-65, take exit #172 “DOWNTOWN MAXWELL BLVD ” or from the South on I-65, take exit #172 “HERRON ST.” Follow the signs saying “Maxwell AFB” to Maxwell Blvd. Once on Maxwell Blvd, travel about one mile to the main gate. Ask the gate guard for directions or follow the signs to the OTS Campus.

If you are approaching Montgomery from the East on I-85, take the I-65 North exit. Instead of getting on I-65, stay to the right and exit “HERRON ST” exit #172. Follow the signs for "Maxwell AFB” to Maxwell Blvd. Once on Maxwell Blvd, travel about one mile to the main gate. Ask the gate guard for directions or follow the signs to the OTS Campus.

FLYING:
See your recruiter or your AFIT Program Manager (HPSP students). They will get airline tickets for you. Military bus transportation from the airport to Maxwell is available if at least four students will be riding.  If you have a group awaiting transportation, call the military taxi dispatcher at (334) 953-5038. Lastly, you may call any civilian taxi service. You must ensure they have access to Maxwell AFB.  Be sure to get a receipt--this taxi ride is a reimbursable expense.

Departing RCOT After Graduation


Normally, your unit wlill schedule your round trip airfare to and from RCOT.  If you need additional assistance, the Scheduled Air Transportation Office (SATO) here at Maxwell can assist with airline tickets if you are flying. 

You should not make any travel arrangements to leave the Montgomery area prior to 1300 hrs on your graduation day. Typically graduation events are complete by noon, but you should allow time for packing, checking out, transit, and security measures at the airport. 

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501 LeMay Plaza N., Bldg. 1487
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112