The Air Force ROTC Program
What is AFROTC?
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of three commissioning programs in the United States Air Force. The mission of Air Force ROTC is to develop leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force and Space Force. The program exists on 145 college campuses and over 1000 affiliated cross-town schools around the nation. The program offers opportunities for young men and women to develop into responsible adults and develop vital skills applicable after graduation and beyond. The AFROTC curriculum, taught in Aerospace (AS) classes and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB), stresses four main areas: leadership and management, professional knowledge, defense studies, and communication skills.
What can AFROTC offer me?
AFROTC has something to offer everyone. As a cadet, you’ll learn valuable skills you can apply to your schoolwork and your job after graduation. AFROTC offers scholarships to many of its qualified cadets. Most of these scholarships cover the cost of tuition, and all scholarships entitle the cadet to an allotment for books and a monthly stipend. AFROTC is an active and exciting college program that could lead to a promising career in the US Air Force or US Space Force. All cadets who complete the program serve at least four years as a commissioned officer. During this time, you will gain unique experience and knowledge valuable not only in the military but also in the civilian world. If flying is of interest to you, the AFROTC program is a great way to get started on the right track.
Skills that Transfer
In Air Force ROTC, you’ll make the most of your college experience. You’ll hone your time-management skills, analytical skills, and physical fitness. It won’t be easy. But if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.
Courses Open to All Students
Our classes are also open to all ROTC and non-ROTC students who have an interest in learning more about the structure and function of the Air Force, as well as the military history, policy, and politics.
There are two ways an ROTC cadet will go under contract. 1) If an ROTC cadet receives a scholarship before they enter the Professional Officer Course (POC), or 2) an ROTC cadet successfully completes Field Training and enters the POC their Junior year. If an ROTC cadet is not under contract, there is no commitment to serve in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force. Additionally, after completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, contracted cadets will commission into the world's great Air Force or Space Force as a second lieutenant.