McMillan Study Guides celebrates its 25th year as the premier
publisher of self-study materials for US Air Force members. Each
year, our guides help thousands of NCOs study for their Promotion
Fitness Exams, Skills Knowledge Tests and upgrade training. Senior
NCOs use our guides to study for their US Air Force Supervisory Exams.
With every product we sell, we honor our original promises: to provide premium quality study guides, to offer friendly customer care and free tech support, and to do our part in making our world a better place.
Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, our small family-owned business
has been dedicated to helping Airmen achieve promotion for 25
years. We are the worldwide leader in our field, providing an
unmatched variety of study tools that fit every learning style,
including books, flashcards, audio downloads, online tests, mobile
apps and software.
We created our first Air Force promotion study guide, a boxed set of flashcards, in 1988. Our success quickly multiplied by word-of-mouth as our customers outscored their peers to earn their next rank.
In 1993, customer demand led base stores to carry our products. Today, we are the only promotion study guide available in more than 100 Exchange stores worldwide.
Five years later, PDG GOLD set the standard for software promotion guides. This best-seller incorporates McMillan's hallmark 3-Step Study System — ReviewNotes, Single-Answer Study Questions and Multiple-Choice Quiz Questions — with our popular arcade of study games, making studying interactive, motivational and fun.
In 2012, we revolutionized how Airmen study for promotion with PDG Advisor. The online study guide combines the Military Knowledge and Testing System (MKTS) survey with a personalized study plan for the individual user. Advisor is the first of its kind to boast mobile compatibility and rank-specific design.
This year, we gave Airmen a way to study their CDCs on the go. CDC Advisor is the first and only online CDC study guide designed for computers and mobile devices. Users create a custom study plan that tracks their progress and compares their scores against their peers' - all on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Today, our outstanding team remains committed to do all we can to help Airmen master the PDG and earn that next stripe. Our customers' success is still our best advertisement.
Five key words span the top of our website and represent our core
Trust — For 25 years, thousands of NCOs and SNCOs attribute their promotions to our study guides. Many rely on McMillan Study Guides to earn every stripe during their career. Read their testimonials to find out why Airmen trust us for their success.
Excellence — We provide the absolute best study guides for our country's Airmen, beginning with the most accurate and useful information, continuing through superior product design and production, and capped by the best customer service found anywhere.
Service — We serve those who serve, both in our local and military communities. That's why we give generously to organizations and causes that make a positive, sustainable impact in the world.
Innovation — As technology advances, we adapt. From our flagship product, flashcards, to our latest mobile apps, we stay ahead to ensure Airmen can rely on the most cutting-edge study guides.
Experience — Many of our best innovations started with a customer's suggestion, so we welcome and encourage feedback. As we mark our 25th anniversary, we reflect on all that we've learned, take pride in the success of our company and our customers, and look ahead with our new online study guides, PDG Advisor and CDC Advisor.
Though our company is small, our results are impressive. Our guides
work — and we have a record that proves it.
McMillan Study Guides is the only company in our field who offers:
For Airmen, three images are synonymous with promotion — our logo, our collage and our mascot.
Mac, the bald eagle and our fearless mascot, stars in McMillan's arcade. He bedevils the pesky PDG and motivates Airmen to ace their studies in a fun and challenging way. Mac also pops up elsewhere in our software and on our website.
Customer Care reports to you. Whether you have a question about a product or want to place an order, count on our friendly experts for quick solutions and knowledgeable tech support.
Software Development keeps up with ever-changing technology to provide the most innovative, intuitive and fun study guides on the market.
Communications gets the word out in every way. We help write, edit and produce the study guides Airmen rely on.
Executives create our company's vision, design new products and build a happy, productive workforce.
At McMillan Study Guides, we believe in giving back to the
communities we serve — both local and military. Since 2000,
we've donated more than $150,000 to charitable organizations
through our "Call a Friend" program.
In addition to recurring donations, we immediately respond to unforeseen needs. Whether it's warm blankets for the homeless shelter on rainy days, or Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children — our partners know they can "Call a Friend" and we'll be there to help.
Our tradition of community support is rooted in our company's culture.
Outside the office, our employees generously support causes that are meaningful to them. We are proud of their impact in our community and we support their efforts through McMillan's Volunteerism Program (MVP).
Through MVP, we match volunteer time at $10 per hour. When an employee volunteers at least 25 hours to a cause during a six-month period, we present a $250 grant to that organization in his or her name. Each employee may earn up to $500 per year on behalf of eligible non-profit organizations.
Only McMillan's study guides are carried in more than 100 Exchange
stores on bases worldwide. Since 1993, we have been your go-to source
for PDG and CDC products, no matter where you're stationed across the
Buy our guides at a discount from your base store or order direct from our online store. Every order ships from our headquarters in sunny San Luis Obispo, CA — the happiest city in America.
Don't see your base on the map? Ask a store manager to order our guides today!