Course Information & Registration

REQ 111 - Air Force Capability Based Operational Requirements Course

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
This is a web-based course administered through AFIT Online.

This course is specifically designed for the new MAJCOM, FOA, ALC, and HQ AF officers, analysts and system program office personnel who write or review operational capability requirements documents. The objective is to enhance the effectiveness of personnel directly developing the definition, validation, and refinement of operational capabilities. Each student will understand the hierarchy of Air Force requirements, the roles and responsibilities of AF organizations in the requirements process and how it fits with the acquisition and test processes. The class takes an in-depth look at the requirements activities to support acquisition decisions and milestones. It covers the staffing, coordination, validation and approval process for requirements documents. The class members also get hands-on experience with case studies for actual air force capabilities-based requirements documents. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Understand the capabilities based planning process and the basics of requirements generation. 2. Explain the operational capability requirements process and its interface with the acquisition process. 3. Identify the steps involved in Air Force and Joint staffing, validation and approval of requirements documents. 4. Recognize the format and content for each section of an ICD, CDD and CPD.

Contact Training Administrators

Course Director:

Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.3119
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3119


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Target Audience:
The targeted grade/rank structure is Master Sergeant to Chief Master Sergeant, Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel, and GS-9 to GS/M- 14.

Course Length:
3 days



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