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 educates and trains AOC and AFFOR staff members of Combatant and Numbered Air Force Commanders, joint, and allied partners. The squadron’s newest mission provides provides advanced C2 training for Air Combat Command's (ACC) Lead Wing Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concepts. We improve and standardize C2 processes through the development of operational-level techniques and procedures for the joint and coalition warfighter.
The 705th Training Squadron’s mission is to provide advanced operational level multi-domain C2 training and education for joint/coalition senior leaders and special technical operations (STO) planners; equip AOC warfighters through tactics development.
C2 Warrior Advanced Course (C2WAC): C2WAC is the USAF’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, APGs) 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). This is an advanced course, taught at the integrated joint special technical operations (I-JSTO) level, which targets mid-level leaders (officers, noncommissioned officers, and civilians) of air component headquarters and culminates with the awarding of the A-prefix to Officer 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 USAF Air Component Command headquarters for COMAFFOR and JFACC. The Combined Air and Space Operations Senior Staff Course (CSSC) is a senior professional military training programs designed to prepare allied O-6s and key O-5s for key senior leadership responsibilities in a multi-national air component headquarters.
Lead Wing Command & Control Course (LWC2C): LWC2C is responsible for providing comprehensive wing level command and control training (academics, exercise, and certification preparation) for 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 and emphasizes the challenges of executing C2 in a denied/contested environment.
Operational Command Training Program (OCTP): The program’s purpose is to use a trained and highly experienced cadre of subject matter experts (SME) to improve operational warfighting skills of senior operational-level commanders and staff through mentoring, teaching, and training. OCTP employs senior mentors and highly experienced operational command and control subject matter experts to provide peer-level feedback and training to Air Force and Functional Component Commanders and staffs at the operational level of air, space, and cyber warfare.
AFFOR Intermediate Staff Course (AISC): AISC provides initial training and education for personnel tasked to support Commanders of Air Force Forces (COMAFFORs) as members of their staffs/liaison elements.
Specialized Just-in-time AOC and AFFOR Training (SJAT): In conjunction with USAF Senior Mentors, the 705 TRS senior instructors provide individualized, tailored, just-in-time academics, and training to USAF general officers enroute to AOC and AFFOR related command leadership assignments.
Operational C2 Lessons Learned (L2) Program: 705 TRS lessons learned SMEs observe MAJCOM exercises, planning conferences, and real-world events in order to collect, process, and publish of 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: When required, the unparalleled pool of operational C2 expertise within the 705 TRS can be leveraged to support MAJCOM exercises, experiments, and contingencies by providing SME augmentation or just-in-time training assistance
The 705 TRS has approximately two enlisted Airmen, 13 officers, 31 civilians, and 44 contractors assigned.
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 505 CCW’s C2 Portal: https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/C2/SitePages/Home.aspx
505TH COMMAND AND CONTROL WING (CCW) 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 December 2022)