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Advanced Communications Officer Training (ACOT) is part of the 333rd Training Squadron, under the 81st Training Group, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB near beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. This Web page has been created to give the incoming student a good idea of what to expect in their seven and a half weeks at Keesler AFB.

STUDENT CHECK-IN PROCESS

BILLETING

ACOT Staff reserves billeting for all students. No action should be required by the student prior to arrival. Due to space shortages, students may be temporarily billeted off base for their first few days at Keesler.

GETTING TO KEESLER AFB

LOCATION AND DUTY HOURS

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS

UNIFORMS

TRAINING

For Warriors...
By Warriors...
Supporting the Warfighter

Philosophy

To broaden the knowledge and experience of mid-career communications and Information professionals in CI doctrine, present and future technologies, and systems life cycle management concepts to better satisfy C4I for the Warrior in pursuit of Global Reach - Global Power objectives.

ACOT CURRICULUM

BLOCK 1 Advanced and Non-Active Duty Communications Officer Core Requirements:

All Incoming students must download and complete this Self-extracting Word document BASICS.EXE

1. Orientation 1 Hour
2. Quality Air Force 2.5 Hours
3. C4I Doctrine 3 Hours
4. Communications, Computers, and Networks Basics 40 Hours (Self Study)

In-Residence curriculum:

BLOCK 2 CI Systems and Development (40 Hours):

1. Unit 210 - Intelligence Systems 5 Hours
2. Unit 220 - Visual Information Systems 2.5 Hours
3. Unit 230 - Standards 2.5 Hours
4. Unit 240 - Software Management 7.5 Hours
5. Unit 250 - Basic CI Systems 10 Hours
6. Unit 260 - Organizational Structure 5 Hours
7. Unit 270 - Wartime Skills 7.5 Hours

BLOCK 3 CI Employment (82.5 Hours):

1. Unit 310 - CI Architectures 10 Hours
2. Unit 320 - CI Capabilities Planning 19.5 Hours
3. Unit 330 - Deployable Systems 10 Hours
4. Unit 340 - Enterprise Engineering 10 Hours
5. Unit 350 - Data Transmission and Networks 10 Hours
6. Unit 360 - Practical Application (Scope Sweep) 23 Hours

BLOCK 4 Information Dominance (40 Hours):

1. Unit 410 - Information Life Cycle 10 Hours
2. Unit 420 - Frequency Management 5 Hours
3. Unit 430 - Information Dominance 10 Hours
4. Unit 440 - Network Control Centers 5 Hours
5. Unit 450 - Network Applications 10 Hours

BLOCK 5 CI Acquisition and Security (20 Hours):

1. Unit 510 - Emerging Technologies 10 Hours
2. Unit 520 - Acquisitions 5 Hours
3. Unit 530 - Security Case Studies 5 Hours

BLOCK 6 Practical Information Dominance (110.5 Hours):

1. Unit 610 - Directed CI Topics Briefings 46 Hours
2. Unit 620 - Scope Warrior Lectures 64.5 Hours

ACOT IMPORTANT PHONE #s

Course Director(601)377-2198DSN 597-2198
Secretary(601)377-2030DSN 597-2030
Fax Number(601)377-5420DSN 597-5420
Orderly Room(601)377-2217DSN 597-2217

BASE FACILITIES

NOTE: This listing and other information contained on this page is not intended to be inclusive. It is a summary of resources available to ACOT students.

Links To Related Pages:

Keesler AFB:
Keesler Home Page | 333d Home Page | BCOT Home Page |
Local Area:
Gulfcoast Home Page | Biloxi Page | Gulfport Page |