Overview

What is AFROTC?

Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) is one of three primary methods, alongside Officer Training School (OTS) and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), that aspiring airmen utilize to become officers in the United States Air Force and Space Force. Similar to USAFA, Air Force ROTC creates a structure in which cadets work towards a college degree while simultaneously receiving military training in preparation to become an officer. AFROTC aims to have cadets enter active duty as Second Lieutenants once they graduate, usually with a few months to a year of downtime between graduation and their arrival at their unit. 

However, unlike at the Air Force Academy, AFROTC cadets are able to benefit from a more traditional college experience by being able to have free time for non-Air Force affiliated extracurriculars. Additionally, there are numerous college scholarship opportunities available to cadets under the program. For those interested in both earning a college degree and becoming an officer in the United States Air Force or Space Force, AFROTC offers an experience with more options, as there are no service commitments for cadets during their first 2 years of the program unless they are under contract/scholarship. 

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  • The Air Force ROTC Curriculum follows an extended schedule beyond your current or future degree program to better prepare you for your career and teach you valuable lessons in everyday life. Cadets are required to take specific classes and follow through with duties outside of traditional university classes. Learn more about the AFROTC Curriculum >>

  • Encompassing the values of the world's greatest Air Force, all cadets are required to uphold their physical health and wellness. Physical fitness assessments are mandatory and cadets are expected to meet the minimum standards. Learn more about the PFA >> 

  • A sharp physical appearance is necessary to ensure a positive image of the United States military and the Air Force. As such, cadets are required to wear issued uniforms correctly during AFROTC-related classes and events. Proper uniform wear takes practice, but proper training ensures that cadets look crisp during times in which uniforms are worn. Learn more about the Air Force Dress and Appearance Standards >>

  • Deciding to join the United States Air Force or Space Force as an officer is an important decision. To see if AFROTC is for you, we encourage you to speak with our recruiting officer and check out our Frequently Asked Questions >>