Non-Commissioned Officer School


"Pillars of Knowledge, Character, and Strength"


Vision

A premier institution providing professional military education to Enlisted Personnel to be highly competent supervisors of airmen and middle level managers.

Mission

To provide professional military education to enlisted personnel of the Philippine Air Force.

Functions

  • TO CONDUCT BASIC NCO COURSE TO DEVELOP NCOS WITH THE RANK OF SGT AND TEMPORARY STAFF SERGEANT AS EFFECTIVE FIRST LINE SUPERVISORS.
  • TO CONDUCT ADVANCED NCO COURSE TO DEVELOP NCOS WITH THE RANK OF STAFF SERGEANT AND TEMPORARY TECHNICAL SERGEANT AS EFFECTIVE MIDDLE LEVEL SUPERVISORS.
  • TO CONDUCT SERGEANT MAJOR COURSE TO PREPARE NCOS TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORM THE DUTIES OF UNIT SERGEANT MAJOR AND OTHER SUPERVISORY POSITIONS REQUIRING THE RANKS OF SENIOR AND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANTS.
  • TO CONDUCT ACADEMIC AND DRILL INSTRUCTOR COURSE TO QUALIFY SELECTED PERSONNEL AS PAF INSTRUCTORS
  • TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING OF STUDENTS.
  • TO ESTABLISH TRAINING POLICIES, STANDARDS, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENTS
  • PROVIDES ENHANCEMENT-TRAINING PROGRAM TO SUSTAIN PROFICIENCY AND COMPETENCY OF THE CORPS OF INSTRUCTOR
  • PROVIDES AUGMENTEES FOR SECURITY, CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES AND OTHER MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMAND.
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

Overview

The Non-Commissioned Officer School is one of the premier educational institutions of the Philippine Air Force. It is the center for Professional Military Education of Enlisted Personnel offering Sergeant Major Course, Advanced and Basic NCO Courses which are vital and necessary education to the over-all development of the “whole airmen” concept as provided for in the Human Resource Development of the Air Force Modernization Program.

The NCOS provides a valuable input to the Air Force enlisted personnel’s cognitive capacities and decision-making abilities in preparation for their assumption to position of higher responsibilities. The graduates of the School are destined to become middle level supervisors and managers. The professional development of the enlisted personnel through the NCOS is critical; the outcome of their decisions while occupying such positions of power and influence has direct bearing on the mission accomplishment of the PAF and the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a whole.

NCOS Brief History

The Non-Commissioned Officer School (NCOS) first saw light on 14 January 1972 as a provisional unit pursuant to General Orders Number 273, Headquarters Philippine Air Force dated 17 January 1972. It first had the name of Non-Commissioned Officers Academy under the tutelage of then 100th Training Wing.

Like other military institutions ordained with equally important task in their onset, NCOS was borne out of necessity as demanded by the changing times. The Unit was founded on the solid grounds of military educating PAF Non-Commissioned Officers in order to enhance their effectiveness and broaden their professionalism.

Be as it was just a provisional unit in its outset, high expectations were initially endowed to the Unit. It was given a two-prong mission: To conduct basic military training and to provide professional military education and management to PAF enlisted personnel.

With this delicate mission even by today’s standards, the Unit was organized under the directorate set-up with the same command functions as a group.

MAJOR MIGUEL A DE GUZMAN PAF was the Unit’s first commandant. When the actual manning of the unit started on 26 January 1972, he was confronted with the first-birth woes of just having four newly called-to-active duty officers and six enlisted men taken from other units of then 100th Training Wing who were reassigned to the School by 01 February 1972.

Unfazed by the situation, the Unit was able to start the first NCO Course on 05 June 1972.

As Muslim dissident actions raged in Mindanao in the ‘70s followed by civil unrest leading to the ‘80s, the Unit nonchalantly continued on in accomplishing its objectives with the graduation of more classes of BMT and NCO courses with a battle cry of designing a better corps of Enlisted Personnel in the Air Force.

When 100th Training Wing was elevated into the Air Force Training Command on 22 September 1986 and deactivated to status quo ante one year after, the Unit also elevated its performance one notch higher with the holding of BMT classes and NCO courses which had more students than before. Several years later, the Unit had begun to hold PAF Military Orientation Course to new PAF airmen who graduated in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal.

After 20 years of existence, NCO Academy became a regular unit of the PAF on 05 February 1992 pursuant to General Orders Number 449, General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines dated 27 March 1992.

With its effort widely recognized, the Unit exerted more brain and muscle in responding to the challenge of aviation academe as the dependable learning institution of all airmen where their knowledge of the military craft was honed and reinforced.

And near the end of the millennium, on 21 September 1999, NCO Academy took a new name to become NCO School under the newly activated Air Education and Training Command, formerly known as 100th Training Wing.

On 16 June 2000, NCO School further took a new identity yet the same soul with the transfer of the Basic Military Training Department to the newly formed school of AETC, the Basic Military School.

On January of 2008, COL GUILLERMO A MOLINA JR II PAF (GSC) brought instant changes to the School with the reconstruction of the North Wing building into a Roman inspired structure. After almost nine years of existence as NCOS, the School started to implement changes and humbly bagged the Command’s Group of the Year Awards for 2008 and 2009. On the same note, the School was recommended two times to compete for the PAF Group of the Year Award.

On 06 January of 2009, the first NCOS Alumni Homecoming dubbed as “BALIK YAKAP NCOS” was held with the presence of almost 800 alumni from different units of the PAF. It was followed by the second NCOS alumni homecoming on 18 January 2010.

Just recently, during the celebration of the 11th Founding Anniversary of the Air education and Training Command on 20 September 2010, the much coveted “TEAMWORK” award was once again conferred to the NCO School for being adjudged as Group of the Year for CY-2010. Thus, the School has just made another milestone as it is now considered as the Grandslam Group of the Year championing the spirit of teamwork.

The continuing quest to uplift the morale and welfare of the Officers and Enlisted Personnel of the Non-Commissioned Officer School gave birth to the NCO Comprehensive Assistance on Recurring Emergencies System (NCO CARES) on April 2009.

The objective of the system is to provide ready cash amount and assistance to its members for medical hospitalization, both benefits and credit loan purposes and other recurring emergencies.

Today, NCO School prides itself with the mission as inherited in the glorious past and that is: to provide professional military education to enlisted personnel of the Philippine Air Force.

This is the hallowed mission the School has done well that it shall never cease to do as it soars high in the name of service and dedication.

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