Graduation not only represents the successful completion of Squadron Officer School but enables those graduating to become better leaders and the future leaders of the Air Force. Graduation takes place in Polifka and is attended by distinguished guests including Honorary Squadron Commanders as well as family, spouses and children. Graduation is a time to acknowledge the contributions of groups, individuals, and flights for exceptional work throughout their course.
Congratulations to the class of 18E and the flight commanders who were vital to the success of the class sharing their expertise and knowledge on each and every lesson!
18E graduated 640 students across 46 flights. Each flight was composed of thirteen to fourteen Air Force officers, Department of Defense civilians, and International Officers who worked together throughout the course. This class International Officers attended from Bahrain, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (South), Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uganda. Although the class was here for six and a half weeks their impact is long lasting. These students donate much of their time and resources to special programs. This class donated 93 units of blood to the Armed Services Blood Program and 86 units to the American Red Cross. Class 18E also registered 78 bone marrow donors to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.
Here is a look at the six and a half weeks of 18E:
Good luck to the Class of 18E as you go forth with new relationships that last a lifetime and welcome to the class of 19A.
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