PAF OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL


We train officers, we build character


VISION

A PROFESSIONAL AND COMPETENT AIR FORCE RESPONSIVE TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT.

MISSION

TO TRAIN OFFICER CANDIDATES TO QUALIFY THEM TO BECOME OFFICERS OF THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE.

FUNCTIONS

  • CONDUCT MILITARY TRAINING TO OFFICER CANDIDATES
  • DEVELOP TRAINING PLAN, DOCTRINES AND CURRICULUM
  • CONDUCTS RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
  • CONDUCTS RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
  • ESTABLISH TRAINING POLICIES, STANDARDS, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF OFFICER CANDIDATES
  • PERFORM OTHER FUNCTIONS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS BRIEF BACKGROUND/HISTORY OF THE UNIT
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION

    AFPOCS WAS DEACTIVATED AND DECENTRALIZED TO THE THREE MAJOR SERVICES OF THE AFP PURSUANT TO LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO 24/97 AFTER THE LAST CLASS IN 1997.

    PAF AVIATION OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (PAFAOCS) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 16 JUNE 1998 AND WERE ABLE TO TRAIN THREE CLASSES WHICH WERE APPOINTED AS AVIATION CADETS. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CADET TRAINING OF CLASS 2001-A, THE SCHOOL WAS RENAMED TO PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (PAFOCS). FOUR CLASSES UNDERWENT TRAINING AS OFFICER CANDIDATES TO INCLUDE THE CLASS 2001-A. NAMELY THE CLASS OF 2001-B, 2003, AND 2005.

    IN 2008, THE AIR FORCE INTRODUCED THE 15 MONTH TRAINING CURRICULUM UNDER A NEW PROGRAM CALLED PAF REGULAR OFFICER PROCUREMENT PROGRAM (PAFROPP). FOUR CLASSES HAVE GRADUATED NAMELY, THE CLASSES OF 2009, 2010, 2011,2012. 2013, 2014, AND 2015. THE PROBATIONARY OFFICE TRAINING COURSE OF THE PAF AIR RESERVE COMMAND WAS TRANSFERRED TO PAFOCS IN 2009 AND HAVE GRADUATED THE POTC CLASSES OF 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 AND 2016.

    THE SCHOOL ALSO CONDUCTED PRE-COMMISSION ORIENTATION TRAINING OF THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE’S MASTERS IN NATIONAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (MNSA) PROGRAM. THE MNSA RC-46 TOOK THEIR COURSE ON 27 NOV TO 10 DECEMBER 2010. PRESENTLY CONDUCTING TRAINING FOR THE 67 MEMBERS OF PAF OCC CL 2016 AND 83 PAF OCC CL 2017.