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Greetings from the Commander

BRIGADIER GENERAL CHRISTOPHER J. NIEMI

Brigadier General Christopher J. Niemi 
Commander, Holm Center

Biography

Welcome to Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development. Our mission is straight-forward: “We build leaders.” The Holm Center vision of the future to sustain “a diverse culture of leadership development focused on Continuous Learning, Enthusiasm, Pride, Compliance and Tradition” is what motivates us every day.

Holm Center provides coordinated leadership and policy direction for the Air Force's officer recruiting, training, and commissioning programs at Officer Training School and at Air Force ROTC detachments at 145 universities. About 80 percent of the new officers who enter the Air Force each year come through one of our two programs. Our staff also manages, supports and develops curriculum to train tomorrow's Air Force officers.

Holm Center also directs the Air Force's high school citizenship training program - Air Force Junior ROTC. We oversee 866 Air Force Junior ROTC units on high school campuses around the world. The aim of that program is to build better citizens for America. We do that today for over 105,500 cadets. 
Air Force JROTC Introduction and Information Briefing


For More Info Call Toll Free 1-800-522-0033 
(Holm Center ext 7087, AFJROTC ext 7513, AFROTC ext 2091)

Holm Center News

  • Brigadier General Niemi takes command of the Holm Center

    Brigadier General Christopher J. Niemi took command of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander and president of Air University, August 23 at the Maxwell Club on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As head of the Air Force’s largest officer accessioning source, Niemi leads more than 3,200 Airmen and is responsible for the training and development of 163,000 cadets at 2,140 global locations.
  • Guardsman Caught Off-Guard: OTS experience becomes a pleasant surprise

    With thousands of Cadets graduating Officer Training School every year, it’s inevitable that experiences will vary drastically from one person to the next. Cadet Eric Keller from New Paltz, NY has a unique perspective of one of the Air Force’s main officer training programs. Keller, a member of the Air National Guard for nearly nine years, acted as a guardsman as well as an active duty service member. His experience as a prior service member prepared him for the rudimentary facets of Total Force Officer Training (TFOT), namely dorm maintenance, marching, customs and courtesies, and dress and appearance. These aspects, tedious as they may sometimes seem, have their utilities in instilling discipline, attention to detail, and situational awareness in the Cadets who graduate from the program.
  • Junior ROTC cadets off and flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program

    The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone.
  • Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl

    The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25. The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the trophy for a third time.

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