- Dress and Appearance Manual (AFI 36-2903)
- Drill and Ceremonies Manual (AFMAN 36-2203)
- Cadet Operations (AFROTCI 36-2011)
- Cadet Training Programs (AFROTCI 36-2010)
Air Force Physical Standards
Along with staying in good physical condition, all cadets must conform to the maximum weight and body fat standards as established by the United States Air Force. These requirements are necessary to maintain the proper degree of professionalism and a sharp, fit appearance in uniform.
Before you can activate a scholarship offer, you will be required to meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards when you arrive on campus and enroll in Air Force ROTC. If you exceed Air Force ROTC standards for body fat percentage, our scholarship offer may be withdrawn.
The table below represents the minimum and maximum allowable weights, regardless of age or sex.
Minimum and Maximum Allowable Weights
|Height (Inches)||Min. Weight (lbs)||
Max. Weight (lbs)
For more information about Air Force physical standards, please visit: https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/physical
Air Force Fitness Standards
The Air Force Fitness Assessment (FA) is a test taken twice a year (fall and spring terms) while a cadet is enrolled in Air Force ROTC to make sure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. There are three events: push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run. Cadets who are in the General Military Course (GMC), but not on a scholarship, must attempt the test but do not have to pass. Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in the POC must pass the test each fall and spring term.
You must earn a minimum combined score of 75 points for push-ups and sit-ups and complete the run under the allotted time for your age bracket. For information about the scoring of the FA, view the following fitness test scoring charts: Air Force FA Scoring (Male and Female)
For more information about Air Force fitness standards, please visit: https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/fitness
Air Force Enlisted Requirements
For information about Air Force enlisted requirements to join AFROTC, visit: