Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Air Force ROTC?

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air and Space Force officers while completing their degrees. The AFROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air and Space Force.  Much more information about AFROTC may also be found here.

What if I want to fly in the Air Force?

Many people dream of flying, and flight-related careers in the Air Force are referred to as “rated” career fields.  These consist of Pilots, Combat Systems Officers (CSO), Air Battle Managers (ABM), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Pilots.  Explore the information provided here to see what you can do to maximize your chances of obtaining one of these prestigious careers. 

NOTE: Academic major is not a factor for rated selection, and contrary to popular belief a cadet interested in a rated slot and majoring in Engineering, for example, is not given higher consideration over a cadet majoring in Psychology.

What other jobs are offered in the Air Force?

You don't have to fly to be in the Air Force. Our service branch is comprised of a variety of different careers for officers. More information about Air Force career opportunities may be found here.

Will I be shipped off to basic training or war if I join AFROTC?

No, the training that you need will be delivered locally aside from a two-week Field Training program typically between your second and third year. Upon successful completion of AFROTC you may receive a commission at which point you will go to your technical school (depending on job); afterwards, both voluntary and required deployments are available to all Active Duty service members.

What are the fitness requirements in AFROTC?

As an aspiring Air Force officer, it is expected that you are able to meet the physical fitness requirements set forth by the Air Force. The physical fitness assessment is composed of a 1.5 mile run, a minute of push-ups and a minute of sit-ups. Additionally, there is a height and weight measurement component. Scoring rubrics for males and females can be found here

How do I apply for an Air Force ROTC scholarship?

More information about AFROTC scholarships and how to apply may be found here or on our scholarships tab. 

What if I do not get an Air Force ROTC scholarship?

You do not need an AFROTC scholarship to participate in our program and can still earn a commission without obtaining an AFROTC scholarship.