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Inter-American SOS candidate applications due in July

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Active-duty line of the Air Force captains proficient in the Spanish language may be eligible to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School (ISOS) at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

"The ISOS program is designed to develop dynamic Airmen ready to lead in an expeditionary warfighting environment," said 1st Lt. Kyle Seifert, the Air Force Personnel Center force development support chief. "Students practice leadership and managerial skills, using lessons on leadership, military ethics, Air Force core values and human rights."

Commander endorsed applications are due by July 23.

"The course requires specific language proficiency levels and fitness standards, so interested captains should begin preparing now to make sure they have time to complete all the required documents and coordinate the application for their senior raters' endorsements," Seifert said.

Seifert explained that ISOS is equivalent to the Squadron Officer School in-residence course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, but additional objectives include developing inter-American awareness and a cadre of potential Latin American regional affairs specialists. Program graduates will earn primary developmental education credit through Air University.

An informational webinar about the ISOS program will be held at 9 a.m. CST, June 11 for interested captains. The session will be available 30 minutes prior to webinar start time and may require viewers to create an account.

Fiscal year 2016 class dates will be Oct. 8-Dec. 10; Feb. 12-April 13, 2016 and June 3-Aug. 3, 2016.

Complete eligibility requirements and application instructions are available on the myPers website.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.

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