Arnold Air Society
The Arnold Air Society (AAS) is a professional, honorary,
service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. AAS is open to
officer candidates in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and at
the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), and is formally affiliated with the
Air Force Association (AFA). In addition to AFROTC or Academy commitments, AAS
members must complete candidate training, attend meetings, and contribute to
their respective Squadrons and ROTC detachments. Doing so enhances the officer
candidate experience of cadets as well as builds stronger leadership,
organizational, and professional skills.
The following three objectives were adopted by AAS to enhance the Air Force
Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and the United States Air Force Academy
(USAFA), and to project the image of the United States Air Force on the
university campus and in the surrounding community.
To create a more efficient relationship among Air Force officer candidates, in
particular within the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Function of the First Objective:
To provide opportunities for a greater interaction among collegiate level Air Force officer candidates and to encourage increased communication with Air Force officers and leaders in national defense, government, and industry.
To aid in the development of effective Air Force officers
Function of the Second Objective:
To provide more opportunities for Air Force officer candidates to exercise
leadership, management, organizational, and public relations skills.
To further the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the United States Air
Function of the Third Objective:
To provide opportunities for officer candidates to participate in campus and
community service activities, demonstrating the close relationship between
civilian and military institutions.