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Wright State students must register for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Aerospace Studies (AES) classes through Wings Express or the registrar. To determine which AES class you should register for, please contact AFROTC Det 643.


Academic Classes

The academic portion of Air Force ROTC is referred to as the Aerospace Studies class. In AES class cadets learn topics including the history of the United States military and the Air Force, military doctrine, and leadership principles. Class occurs once a week for all cadets at Wright State University.

Freshmen:  AES 1210 – 02 Foundations of USAF I (Fall) & AES 1230 – 01 Foundations of USAF II (Spring)

AS 100, "The Foundations of the United States Air Force," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. 

Sophomores:  AES 2210 – 01 Evolution of USAF I (Fall) & AES 2230 – 01 Evolution of USAF II (Spring)

AS 200, "The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power," features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air power through examination of the Air Force Core Functions; and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate.

Juniors:  AES 3310 – 01 Leadership Studies I (Fall) & AES 3330 – 01 Leadership Studies II (Spring)

AS 300, "The United States Air Force Leadership Studies," teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors.

Seniors:  AES 4310 – 02 Prep for Active Duty I (Fall) & AES 4330 – 01 Prep of Active Duty II (Spring)

AS 400, "National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty," is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level.

Leadership Lab

In addition to AES academics, AFROTC cadets will also take part in Leadership Lab (LLAB) held once a week at Wright State University.  Registration in Leadership Lab is required for Wright State students.

Freshmen: AES 1220 – 01 IMT Leadership Lab (Fall) & AES 1240 – 01 IMT Leadership lab (Spring)

Sophomores: AES 2220 – 01 Field Training Preparation (FTP) Leadership Lab (Fall) & AES 2240 – 01 FTP Leadership Lab (Spring)

Juniors: AES 3320 – 01 Intermediate Cadet Leader (ICL) Leadership Lab (Fall) & AES 3340 – 01 ICL Leadership Lab (Spring)

Seniors: AES 4320 – 01 Senior Cadet Leader (SCL) Leadership Lab (Fall) & AES 4340 – 01 SCL Leadership Lab (Spring)

Physical Training

Physical training sessions will be held at Wright State University, twice a week at the Nutter Center, McLin Gym. Physical training is not an official class; therefore, registration is not necessary, although participation is required.