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Air Force Reserve Officer Training (AFROTC)
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides you the opportunity to become a United States Air Force officer while completing your college degree. The program, combining traditional undergraduate education with military instruction, will prepare you to tackle the leadership challenges awaiting the Air Force in the 21st century. You will get an undergraduate degree in the subject of your choice while you learn discipline and leadership and work towards a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
If you have been accepted to ASU, AUM, Troy, Faulkner, or Huntingdon, you are eligible to try AFROTC without any obligation, but you will need to meet eligibility requirements in order to become a contracted cadet.
The General Military Course (GMC) is for freshmen and sophomores. Here, in addition to your other college classes, you’ll take classes in airpower and Air Force fundamentals. You’ll attend physical training (PT) twice a week and learn uniform wear and drill ceremonies. You’ll also attend a training course during the summer between your sophomore and junior year. This training takes place at Maxwell Air Force Base and focuses on leadership and problem solving skills. If you’re not on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, this is a great time to try out the program with no obligation.
At the start of your junior year, you’ll contract with the Air Force and join the Professional Officer Course (POC). During your last two years you’ll receive a monthly allowance/stipend while you focus on leadership training, cadet corps management, and preparation for active duty.
- See the Air Force ROTC curriculum
- Discover what life is like as an Air Force ROTC cadet at AFROTC.com
- See what officer life is like at AFROTC.com
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Students at the following cross-town schools can also be a part of the Air Force ROTC
Detachment 019 experience. For additional information, see links below:
- Troy University (Montgomery)
- Huntingdon College
- Faulkner University
- Auburn University Montgomery (AUM)
- For incoming freshmen, or if you are able to spend four years in ROTC, sign up for Aerospace Studies (AS) 101 or (college equivalent course number).
- If you only have three years left in school, you will need to double up with Aerospace Studies (AS) freshman and sophomore classes (college equivalent course number) your first year as a cadet.
Find money for school, books and monthly expenses with an Air Force ROTC scholarship:
You can start the application for the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) the summer before your senior year of high school, but the deadline to apply is January 17. This scholarship includes a fitness test and an interview, so come prepared.
In-College Scholarships!!! AFROTC recently revived the emphasis on in-college scholarships and you may be eligible to compete for the In-college Scholarship Program (ICSP) during the spring of your first, or the fall of your second year as a GMC (see Eligibility Requirements).
If you are majoring in one of the Technical Majors, you may have a higher chance of being awarded an in-college scholarship. AFROTC also offers language scholarships.
- Apply now at www.afrotc.com/scholarships/application
- Scholarship FAQs at www.afrotc.com/scholarships
Air Force ROTC Det 019
1235 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery AL, 36104
Major Charnelle C. Joiner
Information current as of July 2019