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Can you be more specific? In what context did you see it used?

Two guesses: There's a program (Ad Adstra, I think...."To the Stars") where exceptionally bright, talented Captains are assigned directly to the Air Staff / Chief of Staff's office for 12-24 months. It allows a fairly Jr. officer to see the highest levels of USAF policy formulation and program management. Frequently, alumni go on to prestigious positions as Jr. Majors and later become Flag Officers later in their careers. Tends to mark a selectee as a "fast burner."

2nd Guess: STARNOM sounds like some (a Colonel) whose been NOMinated for his STAR (BG select).......although I've never encountered the term. Newly selected Brigadier Generals often go on the CAPSTONE Course, which a months (4-5??) long course on How to Be a shows them the many facets of the AF (and DoD) they may be unfamiliar with. what context was the term used?

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