To try out AFROTC, with no
commitment, all you have to do is
take one class and a two-hour leadership lab
each semester. Total time devoted to AFROTC
is about 5-6 hours a week as a freshman or
sophomore and about 8 hours as a junior-grad
student, and that is it. You sign up for the
classes just like you would with any other
class in the 'Schedule of Classes' bulletin.
We are under Aerospace Studies (AERO).
Choose the 101/102 level class if you are a
freshman, 201/202 as a sophomore, etc.
If you are in High School, go to AFROTC website to apply for a scholarship online. If you want to
compete for a scholarship, you have to apply between 1
April and 1 December of your senior year in High
School--the sooner the better. If you are in
college, you apply early in the Spring
semester; contact us for specifics.
Currently, AFROTC is offering numerous exciting financial
incentives, rewarding leadership
opportunities, and a bunch of pilot and
navigator slots to those who meet the
requirements. Right now, the demand the for
pilots and navigators is high, so aim high
and apply! If you aren't interested in
becoming a pilot or navigator, there are
over 100 other career fields you can pursue.
Air Force ROTC stresses
leadership and communication skills
training and application throughout the
program. These skills will benefit you no
matter what you end up doing after college.
There are so many good things about Air
Force ROTC and the Air Force in general.
Here is a sample:
- Fun, friendships, camaraderie,
esprit de corps
- Serve your country and community
- Member of an awesome team, very
friendly work environment
- Over 100 career fields from which to
- Numerous scholarships to compete for (up to full-ride scholarships toward tuition/fees plus a monthly
tax-free stipend based on the cadet's program year: freshman $250/month, sophomores $300/month, juniors $350/month, seniors
- Exciting classes and leadership labs
- Chance to try out AFROTC with no
commitment to join the AF
- Leadership and communication skills
training and application
- Excellent salary (currently $40K for
a 2Lt, $50K 2 years later as a 1Lt, and
$60K 4 years after college as a Capt,
with cost-of-living raises every year)
- Guaranteed job when you graduate,
and many companies love to hire former
- If you choose to stay in, retirement
pay after only 20 years of service
(currently approximately $32K for a
- Fun things to do: fly, parachute,
intramural sports, etc.
- Chances to travel (stateside and
- According to the 2012 biannual Air Force climate survey, 82% of all Airmen were satisfied with working for the Air Force.
- Intramural sports, fitness centers,
libraries, movie theaters, auto hobby
shops, commissaries, etc. on every base,
30 days vacation ever year, build
physical fitness habits, see the United
States and world, get 100% of your
tuition paid for a Master's Degree
- You are a leader, mentor, and role
model; outrank approximately 80% of AF
your first day on the job as an AF
- So many more benefits too numerous
After taking AFROTC classes (and especially if you spend 4
years in the active-duty AF), you will feel
confident in handling huge, complex projects
and in leading a multitude of individuals.
Also, you will make a lot of lifelong
friends and will have a lot of fun. The AF
is very similar to any large corporation,
except we are a closely-knit team/family. The AF has great, motivational
leaders who take care of their people and strive to live by our core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
You don't incur a commitment to
the Air Force until you sign a
contract or receive and accept an AFROTC
scholarship. Thus, if you get a 4-year Air Force ROTC high school scholarship for college, you get the
first year as a tryout. If you don't like
AFROTC, you can walk away after your
freshman year with no payback and no
commitment to serve in the AF. If you don't
receive a scholarship, you can still take
ROTC classes and you won't incur a
commitment to serve the AF unless you sign a
contract prior to your junior year. Thus,
you can try out a class or two with no
obligation to join--kind of like
test-driving Air Force ROTC.