Air Force announces OTS non-rated selection board 16OT01 results

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH (AFNS) -- A total of 379 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced today.

Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 604 applications as part of the Officer Training School non-rated selection board 16OT01. With the board's selection rate of 62.91 percent, 379 applicants were selected to serve as U.S. Air Force officers. Of the 379 selected, 202 enlisted members earned the chance to attend OTS and trade their stripes for gold bars as second lieutenants.

As part of the selection process, board members review both objective and subjective factors.

Objectively, the board considers each applicant's academic discipline, grade point average and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores.

Subjectively, board members evaluate work experience, accomplishments, adaptability, character, leadership ability, potential for future growth and other recommendations. For active-duty enlisted members, performance reports and commanders' recommendations are also evaluated.

Three Air Force colonels review every application. The selection process is similar to an Air Force officer promotion board. No single factor leads to an individual's selection or non-selection, according to OTS selection officials.

Candidates selected can expect to attend Total Force Officer Training at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 2016.

For more information concerning OTS and the application process, active-duty members should visit the Total Force Officer Training website on the Air Force Portal; civilians should contact the nearest Air Force recruiter.