Note: These SOS squadron histories were recreated from old SOS class books, squadron histories and SOS corporate knowledge2000/2001

30 SS

The 30th Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group A" and after Class 60C it became "A Wing" until it was re-designated the 30th Student Squadron in Class 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group A became the "White Knights." It is one of the three units that still has its original unit mascot.

The squadron colors are white and red. The squadron motto is "Knights…dedicated to integrity, excellence, and service before self." The knight warrior traits are: expertise, service, and chivalry. The Knights have the distinction of educating the most SOS students—educating over 18,800 USAF, international officers and DoD civilians since 1955. Some famous Knight alumni include: ‘72B: Gen John W. Handy, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force (A-18); ‘77A: Col Ann M. Testa, SOC/CC (A-13).

31 SS

The 31st Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. Although it was not one of the original units from 1950s, it served proudly when called into service. . From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group B" and after 60C it became "B Wing" until it was re-designated the 31st Student Squadron in 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group B became " The Bulls." It is one of the three units that still has its original unit mascot.

The squadron colors are maroon and gold. The bull warrior traits are: strength, determination, and focus. The Bulls have educated over 17,500 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians since 1955. Some famous Bulls alumni include: ‘69C: Gen Michael E. Ryan, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (B-22); ‘74A: Gen Hal Hornburg, AETC/CC (B-23)

 

32 SS

The 32nd Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group C" and after 60C it became "C Wing" until it was re-designated the 32nd Student Squadron in 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group C became more commonly known as the "Green Giants" and adopted the popular vegetable company’s icon as its mascot. The unit was renamed and replaced the giant in 85D with its current designation and mascot, the "Centurion."

The squadron colors are green and gold. The squadron motto is "Nulli Secundus," Latin for "Second to None." The centurion warrior traits are: honor, skill, courage, and excellence. The Centurions have educated over 18,300 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians since 1955. Some famous Centurion alumni include: ‘81A: Brig Gen Trudy H. Clark, former SOS Commandant (C-34).

33 SS

The 33rd Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group F" and after 60C it became "F Wing" until it was re-designated the 35th Student Squadron in 86E. The unit’s squadron number was changed to the 33rd Student Squadron in early 2000 to reflect organizational changes associated with the stand-up of Squadron Officer College. The unit has always been more commonly known as the "Tigers."

The squadron colors are orange and black. The tiger warrior traits are: boldness, flexibility (adaptable), and attacks in packs day or night (prefers night). The Tigers have educated over 17,600 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians since 1955. Some famous Tiger alumni include: ‘66A: Gen Billy Boles, former AETC/CC 1995-1997 (F-67); ‘74B: Lt Gen William J. Begert, Asst Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force (F-67).

Inactive Squadrons

33 SS (Inactivated 00A)

The former 33rd Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group D" and after 60C it became "D Wing" until it was re-designated the 33rd Student Squadron in 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group D became more commonly known as the "Blue Devils". The unit was renamed and replaced the blue devil in 89B with its new designation and mascot, the "Mustang." The squadron was inactivated in December 1999 when the school decreased production and downsized to four student squadrons. The unit’s squadron number was transferred to the Tiger Squadron in early 2000 to reflect organizational changes associated with the stand-up of Squadron Officer College.

The squadron colors are blue and gold. The squadron motto is "Always the Highest." The mustang warrior traits are: intelligence, toughness, strength, and quickness. The Mustangs have educated over 17,800 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians since 1955.

34 SS (Inactivated 99T)

The 34th Student Squadron has a proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group E" and after 60C it became "E Wing" until it was re-designated the 34th Student Squadron in 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group E became the "Dragons." It is one of the units that still has its original unit mascot. The Dragons were inactivated in July 1999 after class 99T. The unit’s squadron number was retired from SOS service in early 2000 to reflect organizational changes associated with the stand-up of Squadron Officer College. The Aerospace Basic Course has been assigned the 34th student squadron designation and it is currently in service with their Orions Squadron. The Dragons had a brief comeback in the summer of 2000 when they stood-up to teach the 00P class—a prototype test course of the revised 5-week curriculum.

The squadron colors are green and gold. The squadron motto is "You have to be one to know." The dragon warrior traits are: toughness, striking fear in the enemy, and power. The Dragons have educated over 17,100 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians since 1955.

Gray Ghosts (Inactivated 92D)

The 36th Student Squadron has a short but proud history at Squadron Officer School. It was one of the original units dating back to the 1950s. From 1950 to 1960 it was designated "Group G" and after Class 60C it became

"G Wing" until it was re-designated the 36th Student Squadron in Class 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group G became the "Gray Ghosts." The unit was renamed and replaced the gray ghost in 80B with its new designation and mascot, the "Silver Eagle."

The squadron had several periods of inactivity between classes 56B-58C and 67A-70B. The Silver Eagles have educated over 11,900 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians in their service to SOS. The unit was inactivated in 1992 after class 92D. The unit’s squadron number was retired from SOS service in early 2000 to reflect organizational changes associated with the stand-up of Squadron Officer College. The Aerospace Basic Course has been assigned the 36th student squadron designation and it is currently in service with their Blackhawk Squadron.

 

SOS Blackhawks (Inactivated 92D)

The 37th Student Squadron has a short but proud history at Squadron Officer School. Although it was not one of the original units dating back to the early 1950s, it was first called into service for class 58C. From 1958 to 1960 it was designated "Group H" and after Class 60C it became "H Wing" until it was re-designated the 37th Student Squadron in Class 86E. When the school adopted unit mascots in 1969, Group H became the "KITAs." The unit was renamed and replaced the "KITA bird" logo in 1971 with its new designation and mascot, the "Black Hawk."

The squadron had several periods of inactivity between classes 67A-70C and 76C-84A. The Black Hawks have educated over 8,600 USAF and international officers and DoD civilians in their service to SOS. The unit was inactivated in 1992 after class 92D. The unit’s squadron number was retired from SOS service in early 2000 to reflect organizational changes associated with the stand-up of Squadron Officer College. The Aerospace Basic Course has been assigned the 37th student squadron designation and it is currently in service with their Gryphon Squadron.