Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides students the opportunity to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force while completing their undergraduate or graduate degree. It is highly recommended that students seeking a commission contact the AFROTC department for full program details before registering for classes.
AFROTC is designed to be a 4-year experience, but the schedule can be compressed (minimum of 3 years) for qualified candidates. A full four-year program is composed of the two-year General Military Course (GMC) and the two-year Professional Officer Course (POC). GMC students receive an introduction to the Air Force and various career fields, and may have a chance to compete for scholarships. Non-scholarship GMC students incur no military service obligation and may elect to discontinue the program at any time. Students wishing to continue in the POC must pass all cadet standards by their last semester in the GMC, successfully compete for acceptance into summer field training course, and complete field training. POC students concentrate on the development of leadership skills and the study of United States defense policy. Additionally, all POC students receive a monthly allowance of $450-$500.
Scholarships and Incentives
If the Air Force is offering scholarships, members of AFROTC in all degree programs are eligible to compete for scholarships based on a competitive selection process. Scholarship recipients receive money for tuition up to $18,000 per year, a book allowance (currently $600/year), and a monthly allowance from $300 to $500, depending on the student's AFROTC year.