“Develop premier leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force”
The Air Force ROTC mission is to “Develop premier leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force.”
There are 145 Detachments across the country, each with their own network of cross-town schools, reaching over 1,100 universities. Meaning you can study and participate in AFROTC at almost any institution. For a complete list of Detachments and Cross-Town Schools, use our Detachment Locator!
The typical curriculum follows a four-year track; however, variations in the length of the program are possible. Work with Detachment Cadre, to see if variations are possible for you. Below is a breakdown of the typical curriculum:
- General Military Course (GMC): Freshmen and sophomores focus on building their knowledge on Air Force basics, dress and appearance, followership skills, communication, drill and ceremonies, etc. All while preparing for Field Training.
- Field Training: Typically occurs between a cadet’s sophomore and junior year. Field training is roughly a month long and consists of standardized training and an evaluation of a cadet’s officership and leadership skills.
- Professional Officer Course (POC): Juniors and seniors focus on the development of their leadership and management skills as they prepare for active duty.
We understand paying for school can be a challenge. That is why we offer a series of merit based scholarships! Scholarships can range from one to four years, paying partial to full tuition, fees, books, and even a tax-free monthly stipend. There are two types of scholarships available to cadets: the high-school scholarship program (HSSP) and the in-college scholarship program. For more information about these programs, please visit: www.afrotc.com/scholarships.
There are a number of exclusive opportunities for cadets to participate in. These include Project Global Officer (a language immersion program), internships, parachuting, gliding, Advance Course in Engineering (ACE), and more!