How to Join Air Force ROTC

"To recruit, develop, train, and commission premier Air Force officers through our tradition of excellence"

If you're interested in joining AFROTC, please visit Detachment 510 located at The University of New Mexico to speak with the Recruiting Flight commander, Capt Andeelynn Doane. This will allow you to view firsthand the cadet way of life, receive answers to all of your questions, and gain valuable insight into the world of AFROTC. To make an appointment with the Recruiting Flight Commander, you can call the Detachment at 505-277-4502, email us at, or stop by the Detachment to make an appointment at 1901 Las Lomas, University of New Mexico. All contact information as well as a contact form is available on the 'Contact' page.  There is also a shadow program where you are able to follow one of our cadets around for during the day of our Leadership Lab to get a feel for the university and AFROTC lifestyle. Shadowing a cadet does not require any sort of commitment to the program and is completely free


  • Be enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a crosstown agreement with an Air Force ROTC detachment
  • Be a United States citizen (if on scholarship or contracted as a POC — dual citizenship not allowed at that point)
  • Be in good physical condition (cadets must pass the Physical Fitness Assessment — see below for more information on the PFA)
  • Be of good moral character
  • Attend the necessary AFAS classes each semester

Fitness Assessment (FA)

The FA is taken every fall and spring term while a cadet is enrolled in Air Force ROTC. All cadets must pass the test each fall and spring term.

The FA is composed of three events in the following order:

  • Sit-ups
  • Push-ups
  • 1 1/2-mile run

All events must be completed. There is a short rest period between each event. There is a minimum score of 75 points and all minimums must be met.