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What is Air Force ROTC?

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a four year education and training program that gives students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a traditional college degree.

As a member of Air Force ROTC, cadets take ROTC classes and also participate in leadership lab, physical training, and other ROTC activities.

General Military Course (GMC) - This is the first two years of ROTC. The freshman and sophomore curriculum allows students to "try out" Air Force ROTC without any obligation.

Field Training - Selection to attend field training is competitive and is based upon performance, grades, ACT/SAT, and fitness during the first three semesters in ROTC. Cadets attend during the summer between the sophomore and junior years. This rigorous 23 day training is an assessment of physical and mental toughness, dedication, commitment, teamwork and ability to perform under stress. It is an outstanding opportunity to develop skills as a leader and team member. Field Training is required for all cadets who seek membership in the Professional Officer Course (POC).

Professional Officer Course (POC) - This is the last half of the program. The junior and senior level courses cover more advanced topics related to leadership studies, management, and aerospace power. POC cadets hone their skills by leading the cadet wing.

Upon successful completion of the ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force with a starting salary of around $45,000 a year.

*New Air Force ROTC Opportunity for Undergrad & Graduate Students graduating in 2018/2019: 

Do you want to serve as an Air Force Officer after you graduate?  AFROTC is offering an exciting one-time opportunity for upperclassmen and graduate students to enroll in the program to commission in the Air Force.

How do I enroll?

All prospective cadets must apply using the AFROTC online application. If you are not contacted by cadre within two weeks, please contact us!

What is an Officer?

Officers are trained to be the leaders and supervisors of enlisted personnel. Rank, pay and career opportunities for officers are commensurate with their elevated level of responsibility. To be commissioned as an officer you must, at a minimum, have a bachelor's degree.

Can I get a scholarship?

There are many scholarship opportunities for both high school and current college students entering the program. Students seeking technical degrees, such as electrical engineering, health care degrees such as nursing, or foreign language degrees will be very competitive for scholarships. Requirements and availability change, so please contact us for the most recent information.

Do I qualify?

General qualifications for Air Force ROTC:

  • Be a United States Citizen 
  • Be a full-time student at UWF
  • Be physically qualified
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have at least three academic years remaining (*We currently have a 1.5 year program, contact recruiting to see if you qualify!)
  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative college GPA (if you already have college credit)

Cross-town Program

UWF has a unique cross-town agreement with the University of South Alabama which allows UWF students to fulfill all AFROTC requirements on campus at UWF. Students will only occasionally have to travel to USA.

Students receive credit for ROTC courses at their home school. If you attend one of these schools, contact us to find out more information on how you can participate in Air Force ROTC.