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Cadet Life

Simply put, Air Force ROTC is a college program that prepares you to become an Air Force officer. It's a challenge. It's an opportunity. It's a head-start to a lifetime of success within the Air Force, and a dedication to succeed in all you choose to do.

What does this mean to you?

  • Receive money to help pay for college
  • Learn valuable leadership skills
  • Earn a college degree while preparing to become an officer in the United States Air Force
  • Form lifelong friendships

Air Force ROTC challenges your time management, physical fitness and analytical skills, and helps you push yourself to achieve your goals. For those who are up to the challenge, the rewards last a lifetime.

Qualifications

To qualify for entry into the Professional Officer's Course (POC), you must:

  • Pass a physical fitness test
  • Pass a medical examination
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Complete a summer Field Training course
  • Meet commissioning age requirements

Getting Started

To launch an Air Force career through AFROTC, simply enroll in the appropriate AS (Aerospace Studies) class and corresponding Leadership Laboratory. AFROTC courses are accredited and offered to the entire student body. Once students have enrolled, they are eligible to begin the application process, which includes a physical exam. We encourage interested students to visit the detachment and talk with cadets and cadre. 

Program Details

The General Military Course (GMC) is taken during the freshman and sophomore years. This is a chance to take the Air Force out for a test-drive with no service commitment. GMC students are eligible to compete for in-college scholarships. GMC classes are 1 credit hour and include an introduction to the Air Force and the history of US airpower. Students who complete the GMC progress into the second half of the program, the Professional Officer's Course (POC). Prior to entry into the POC, students must complete a 3-to-4-week summer Field Training encampment. Both GMC and POC participate in a Leadership Laboratory once a week with POC playing a more active role in coordinating unit activities. Cadets participate in three physical training sessions every week.

 

Additional details may be found on the Cadet Wing facebook page: Det 310 Cadet Life