While Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings are separate organizations, our strong partnership is based on highly complementary missions. The focus of the Arnold Air Society mission is to build strong officers for the United States Air Force. Silver Wings also focuses on leadership development, and both organizations work together to further each others’goals.
The Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary, service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. The "service" aspect is perhaps the foremost in the mind of many members, because of the society’s continuing contributions to our campuses, our communities, and our corps–but it should always be remembered that our primary mission is to improve ourselves as future Air Force officers.
The following three objectives were adopted by AAS to enhance the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), and to project the image of the United States Air Force on the university campus and in the surrounding community.
To create a more efficient relationship among Air Force officer candidates, in particular within the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Function of the First Objective:
To provide opportunities for a greater interaction among collegiate level Air Force officer candidates and to encourage increased communication with Air Force officers and leaders in national defense, government, and industry.
To aid in the development of effective Air Force officers.
Function of the Second Objective:
To provide more opportunities for Air Force officer candidates to exercise leadership, management, organizational, and public relations skills.
To further the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the United States Air Force.
Function of the Third Objective:
To provide opportunities for officer candidates to participate in campus and community service activities, demonstrating the close relationship between civilian and military institutions.