This page was last updated on 28 May 2009
Military training at the Prep School is focused on the Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. Military training is a part of a Cadet Candidate's everyday life. Upon arrival at the Prep School, Cadet Candidates enter a 18-day indoctrination program called Basic Military Training (BMT).
BMT is designed to orient Cadet Candidates to the military lifestyle and teach them about the organization of the Air Force, military customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, military history, Core Values, the Honor Code and proper wearing of the uniform. Cadet Candidates are briefed in detail on the standards of conduct and appearance they will be expected to maintain while at the Prep School. To ensure that they uphold these standards, candidates undergo regular inspections of their uniforms and personal appearance as well as their rooms and the overall dormitory.
The Department of Military Training is led by the Commander of the 1st Preparatory Group. Working directly with each squadron is the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), the Military Training Officer (MTO) and the Academy Military Training (AMT) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). The role of the AOC, MTO, and AMT NCO is trainer, disciplinarian, counselor, advisor, and often mentor and confidant to the Cadet Candidates. Each year is concluded with a three-day exercise called the Transition Exercise (TX). It is designed to be a physical and mental review of all they have learned for the year.