The syllabus is tailored to three specific groups - Vipers, Raptors and Tactical Officers.
The training starts at the Abry Military Academy on Caprica where the candidates go through a 'weeding out' process similar to 'plebe summer'. Here they undergo physical and mental challenges to put the candidate into the right frame of mind in order to become effective weapons of war able to fight the Cylons toe-to-toe. This usually lasts up to two weeks.
This takes place on Canceron and involves simulated battle scenarios ranging from 1v1 combat to full scale battles with Raptors and even capital ships. The term lasts over five weeks and grows in difficulty with each simulated mission. Candidates learn how to fight within a heavy ECM environment and often without commands from commanding officers to see how well they handle it.
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The candidates return to the Abry Academy for one week of revision before their final exam. If they are successful then they graduate and get to wear the prestigious A.T.T. pin on their dress uniforms.
Scott Tolan and Alex 'Griffon' Adonia are both A.T.T. graduates. Artimus Bowman applied for the course but was rejected. However, after saving Scott Tolan's life when the Raptor they were flying was sabotaged, Tolan gave him his first A.T.T. pin as a thank you and stated he "deserved to have it".