Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL is headquarters of Air University, the United States Air Force’s center for Joint Professional Military Education. It is rightly known as “The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force.”
Air University is comprised of three principal schools. The first is Squadron Officer School, a two-month program oriented towards First Lieutenants and Captains in the Regular Air Force, Reserve, and Air National Guard. The second, Air Command and Staff College, is a year-long program, considered the ‘intermediate level,’ to include the ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, Squadron Leader, or equivalent. The third program, Air War College, is also a year-long program and selects students from the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel, Commander, Wing Commander, or equivalent. This is the ‘senior’ level of instruction. Numerous other training disciplines are included at the Center.
The Maxwell-Gunter AFB challenge coin captures the essence of the facility. The obverse is the insignia of Air University, surrounded by the declaration “The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force.” The reverse is the United States Air Force emblem. The new Air Force symbol is based on the familiar World War II “Hap” Arnold wings and represents the service’s heritage. The symbol’s modern design represents the Air Force’s present and future leading edge capabilities defending the United States.
This handsome challenge coin is minted in bronze and given a shiny finish, and is imbued with durable and attractive enamel.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.