Directorate of Plans and Programs

Policy and Directives Division

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Focusing character & leadership core curricula and the USAFA Experience on the purpose of the Officer Development System.

Develops strategic vision and provides direction to guide USAFA officer development efforts. Develops and coordinates inputs to the Plans Division for the USAFA strategic planning process concerning leadership and character development plans, programs, and policies. Operationalizes the plan for achieving the vision – identifies objectives and the best methods to achieve them. Integrates and synchronizes execution of the plan with the mission elements. Coordinates basic and applied research efforts across mission elements related to leadership and character development. Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for the USAFA Manual detailing the purpose, design, and theory of the Officer Development System (ODS). USAFA liaison for leadership and character development issues with outside agencies including Headquarters Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Directorate of Force Development (HQ AF/DPD), Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (HQ AETC), Air Force Officer Accession & Training Schools (AFOATS), Air University, other service academies, civilian universities, and other professional organizations.




For more information about A5D please contact us:

Leadership Development Division
2304 Cadet Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5002
DSN 333-8805, Commercial (719) 333-8805
FAX: DSN 333-4309, Commercial (719) 333-4309

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