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Air Force ROTC


Department of Aerospace Studies – Air Force ROTC


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The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides you the opportunity to become a United States Air Force or Space Force officer while completing your college degree. The program, combining traditional undergraduate education with military instruction, will prepare you to face the leadership challenges awaiting the Air Force or Space Force in the twenty-first century. Those who complete the Air Force ROTC training program and earn at least a bachelor’s degree will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or Space Force. Join one of the top colleges with Air Force ROTC training in the country and achieve your dreams.

Who Can Join AIR FORCE ROTC at Alabama State University?

To be considered for the program, you must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled as a full-time student at Alabama State University (ASU), Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), Huntingdon University, Faulkner University or Troy University Montgomery Campus (TUM). Advancement in the program involves testing and additional qualifications. For in-depth information on AFROTC requirements and standards, explore what it takes to succeed in one of the top colleges with ROTC Air Force training.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 and Crosstown Universities

Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 has crosstown agreements with the following schools. For incoming students, especially freshmen who can spend four years in Air Force ROTC, register for Aerospace Studies (AS) 101, and the appropriate Leadership Lab:

  • Alabama State University – AS101; AS101X
  • Auburn University Montgomery – AFAS1013; AFAS1013
  • Troy University (Montgomery) – AS1112; ASL1112
  • Huntingdon College – AERO111; AERO111L
  • Faulkner University – AS1201; AS1001

Explore Air Force ROTC Courses at ASU

As a student in ASU’s Air Force ROTC program, you will take courses that explore Department of the Air Force organizations, leadership, history and defense-related topics. You will also attend Leadership Laboratories (LLAB), where you will learn Air Force customs and courtesies, management skills and military drill and ceremonies. See why the rigorous courses we offer help make us one of the best colleges with Air Force JROTC training in the nation.

Interested in an Air Force ROTC Scholarship?

Get assistance to attend one of the best colleges with ROTC Air Force training in the country! 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 12th, 2025. This scholarship requires a fitness test and an interview, so come prepared.

Air Force ROTC recently revived the emphasis on in-college Air Force ROTC 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 cadet (see Eligibility Requirements).

If you are majoring in one of the highly desired Technical or Foreign Language Majors, you may have a higher chance of receiving an in-college scholarship.

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Why Join Air Force ROTC at ASU?

The experiential focus of our program, combined with scholarship opportunities and the expertise of our faculty, mean you can graduate from the ROTC Air Force program with a unique set of skills and knowledge. Furthermore, when you attend one of the top-ranked colleges with ROTC Air Force training, you will benefit from:

Hands-on experience.

In addition to the training in Air Force ROTC courses and labs, there are many opportunities to participate in professional development training, flight training and group leadership projects.

Experienced AFROTC faculty.

As a student in the ROTC Air Force program, you will benefit from the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, who represent decades of diverse operational and educational experience in the Air Force. Our remarkable faculty mentors are one of the reasons we rank alongside the top colleges with ROTC Air Force training in the country.

Air Force ROTC scholarships.

When you join ROTC Air Force at ASU, you will have opportunities to earn a scholarship to help you pay for your undergraduate education, as well as a monthly stipend to offset living expenses.

Program Callouts


Second lieutenants commissioned since opening of the detachment (1971–2022)


Faculty combined have over 80 years of military experience


Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2021





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Department of Aerospace Studies

The aim of the Department of Aerospace Studies at ASU is to help students reach their potential as leaders and teammates both as they serve their country and as they pursue their professional careers. Want to learn more about what makes Alabama State University one of the top colleges with Air Force ROTC training? Reach out to us today!