The 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron, part of the Air Force Special Operations Command, has significantly enhanced its training program by implementing the SOTU-192 course at Cannon Air Force Base. The Mobile Training Team (MTT) led this expansion, focusing on a mission sustainment team. In the past quarter, two iterations of the SOTU-192 were conducted, effectively training fifty Air Commandos for deployment.
This specialized training encompassed a wide array of ground combat skills, including land navigation, combatives, practical weapons training, and tactical combat casualty care. The course also covered active shooter and care under fire scenarios, along with awareness training for Special Operations Task Groups and Joint Task Forces. This broad spectrum of training prepares personnel for diverse future operational environments.
Colonel Robert Johnston, the commander of the Air Commando Development Center-Provisional (ACDC-P), emphasized the course’s practical, hands-on approach. The training scenarios are designed to sharpen skills, foster critical thinking, and enable quick adaptation to operational needs, staying ahead of adversaries. The 371st SOCTS, under the ACDC-P, is responsible for the Programmed Ground Training of Air Force Special Operations Forces, catering to both core and non-core SOF personnel.