The UFT annual selection board convened in January to consider active-duty candidates for the program. Those selected will attend pilot, remotely-piloted aircraft, combat systems officer or air battle manager training, said Maj. Tony LoMedico, the air battle manager assignments chief.
Pilot training candidates will attend Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, or specialized undergraduate pilot training at Columbus AFB, Miss.; Vance AFB, Okla.; and Laughlin AFB, Texas. RPA selectees will attend training at Randolph AFB, Texas. ABM candidates will attend training at Tyndall AFB, Fla., and CSO candidate training is conducted at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.
UFT selection is highly competitive, LoMedico said. Officers interested in UFT should plan ahead if they intend to apply in the fall.
"Maintaining peak combat capability begins and ends with talented, motivated Airmen who exhibit the mental and physical capacity to endure highly stressful environments and situations," LoMedico said. "Officers selected for rated programs must epitomize the warrior ethos."
For more information about rated opportunities and other personnel issues, visit the "myPers" website. To see the UFT selection list, enter "undergraduate flying training" in the search window, and select PSDM 14-13.