From 4 to 12 weeks
EXTERNAL or INTERNAL
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
The education provided at the Air and Space Force Academy Officers' Course (COEA) is intended for military personnel from a variety of recruitments :
- First-year Polytechnic (X) midshipmen, advanced engineering midshipmen (IETA) and military infrastructure engineers (IMI);
- Student volunteers (EVASP);
- Non-aircrew contract students (EASC PNN), future contract officers (OSC PNN);
- Aircrew contract students (EASC PN), future contract air crew officers (OSC PN);
- RANG admission students (EA Rang);
- Reserve officer cadets.
The COEA provides training for military personnel who will be called upon to hold executive, management or command positions in the Air and Space Force.
The training provided at the COEA contributes to the development of qualities such as perseverance, a sense of responsibility, command and leadership, reflection, and a taste for action, which are essential for holding these positions.
To reach these objectives, the trainees acquire or perfect military knowledge that will allow them to understand thedefense of our country amid great international stakes and the role that the Air Force and the Space Force holds within them.
Finally, the development of their physical and moral qualities enables them to acquire a behavior based on exemplarity, autonomy, initiative, and decision making.
Thus molded, trainees who have completed the Air and Space Force Academy Officers' Course should be able to deal with all the situations they will encounter during their career, at their various levels of responsibility.
Annual recruitment of contract officers(OSC) meets the Airand Space Force’s needs by precisely targeting profiles that meet the requirements of the positions to be filled.
Successful candidates complete their integration on the base of their posting before joining the Air and Space Force Academy to begin their initialmilitary training.
They then join a class made up of both non air crew (PNN), and air crew (PN) as well as young students volunteers (VASP)OSCsand begin joint military training.
At the end of this training, thenon air crew and air crew contract officerswill continue with a partially common training, the FMGO (military and general officer training), during which the contract officers’education will be differentiated according to their future job.
This specific training is not intended to encroach on the next phase of specialization but aims to adapt the level of acquisition of certain skills to the professional needs of the individuals by relying on the RAC (official reference document) and feedback.
At the end of a core curriculum of about 6 weeks, depending on planning constraints, the air crew contract officersstart their specific phase, while the non air crew contract officersare divided into 3 orientations which may nevertheless be the subject of common lessons :
- Position in an airborne unit.
- Position in a central air staff or joint unit.
- Position of immediate command or not falling into the first two categories
MILITARY AND GENERAL OFFICER TRAINING (FMGO)
Its objective is to develop the fundamental qualities of the air force officer and the ability to exercise responsibilities within the legal and ethical framework of the military environment. It therefore deepens the general and specific knowledge essential to young junior officers.
The MOGT is intended for:
- Non air crew contract officers, for a duration of 8 weeks.
- Air crew contract officers, for a duration of 8 weeks (9 weeks if the BIPM is scheduled during the MOGT);
- Rank officers, for a duration of 7 weeks.
- Polytechnic, IETA, and IMI students, for a duration of 6 weeks.
It also aims to deepen the knowledge acquired during combat training, especially during field exercises, and to develop the autonomy and sense of responsibility that are essential in the practice of leadership.
RESERVE OFFICER DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING
This reserve is designed for reserve officers who have already completed basic military training. Its objective is identical toMOGT, but its content is adapted according to the experience of this population.