705th Training Squadron

The 705th Training Squadron (TRS) reports to the 505th Test and Training Group headquartered at Hurlburt Field. Florida.  The 705 TRS serves as the focal point for advanced Air Operations Center (AOC) and Air Force Forces (AFFOR) education and command and control (C2) process improvement.  The squadron’s primary mission is to train AOC and AFFOR staff members of Air Component headquarters, including joint and allied partners.  The squadron’s newest mission provides introductory through advanced C2 training for Wing A-Staffs and Wing Operations Centers (WOC) delivering Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concepts. We improve and standardize C2 processes by developing operational-level techniques and procedures for the joint and coalition warfighter.

MISSION

The OWLs deliver unparalleled, leading-edge, operational-level C2 training and expertise that provides Air Component leaders the knowledge and skills to integrate all domain capabilities to achieve a dominant advantage throughout the competition continuum against a peer adversary.

KEY PROGRAMS

C2 Warrior Advanced Course (C2WAC):  C2WAC is the U.S. Air Force’s premier operational level C2 course designed to advance the operational level planning expertise of experienced Air Component (AFFOR & AOC) planners board selected to become designated Operational Warfare Planners. Upon graduation from C2WAC, these experts are poised to lead operational planning teams and groups (OPTs, OPG, and air planning groups (APG)) and trained on the effective integration across warfighting domains to provide operational advantage to the Commander of Air Force Forces (COMAFFOR), Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC), and Joint Force Commander (JFC).  C2WAC is an advanced course, taught at the integrated joint special technical operations (I-JSTO) level, which targets mid-level leaders (officers, noncommissioned officers (NCO), and civilians) of Air Component headquarters and culminates with the awarding of the A-prefix to officer Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) and the M-prefix to enlisted AFSCs.

 

Air Component Senior Leader Course (ACSLC):  This senior-level course educates and trains selected Air Force, sister service, and civilian personnel to serve as senior staff in a U.S. Air Force Air Component Command headquarters for COMAFFOR and JFACC. Graduates are prepared to lead their staff in the C2 of integrated air, space, and cyber capabilities at the operational level of war.

 

Combined Air Operations Senior Staff Course (CSSC):  CSSC is a senior professional military training program designed to prepare allied O-6s and key O-5s for key senior leadership responsibilities in a multi-national Air Component headquarters.

 

AFFOR Intermediate Staff Course (AISC):   AISC provides intermediate training focused on preparing AFFOR staff branch chiefs and NCO in-charges (NCOICs) to deploy, employ, sustain, and re-deploy Air Component capabilities throughout the competition continuum. Graduates are poised to be key contributors to the development of operational-level plans and to represent the Air Component within the Joint Planning Process at Combatant Commands world-wide.

 

Lead Wing Command & Control Course (LWC2C):  LWC2C is responsible for providing comprehensive wing-level C2 training (academics, exercise, and certification preparation) for Air Combat Command (ACC) designated ACE-capable Lead Wings. This course uses a blended approach to combine traditional academics with a hands-on tabletop exercise (TTX) to prepare a Lead Wing A-staff for operations in any theater. LWC2C emphasizes the challenges of executing C2 in a denied/contested environment.

Specialized Just-in-time AOC and AFFOR Training (SJAT):  In conjunction with U.S. AF senior mentors, the 705 TRS senior instructors provide individualized, tailored, just-in-time academics and training to U.S. Air Force general officers en route to AOC and AFFOR related command leadership assignments.

Operational C2 Lessons Learned (L2) Program:  705 TRS L2 subject matter experts (SMEs) observe major command (MAJCOM) exercises, planning conferences, and real-world events to collect, process, and publish validated operational-level Air Component lessons learned, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and training trends.

Support to Air University (AU):  The 705 TRS instructor staff supports AU’s Combined Force Air Component Commander (CFACC) Course by providing course materials, instructor SMEs, and senior mentors.

Exercise Support:  The 705 TRS, when required, can leverage the unparalleled pool of operational C2 expertise to support MAJCOM exercises, experiments, and contingencies by providing SME augmentation or just-in-time training assistance.

PERSONNEL

The 705 TRS is comprised of 20 Active-duty military, 42 civilians, and 31 contractors.

HISTORY

The 705th Training Squadron activated on 12 March 2004 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, under the 505th Training Group.  The 505th Training Group redesignated to the 505th Test and Training Group on 1 August 2019. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND COURSE REGISTRATION

Common Access Card (CAC) enabled users can find additional course information and registration details on the 505th Command and Control Wing (CCW) C2 Portal: https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/C2/SitePages/Home.aspx

505TH COMMAND AND CONTROL WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

For more information about the 705 TRS’s mission, contact the 505 CCW Public Affairs office at 850-884-9476 or 505ccw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.

(Current as of October 2023)