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Student Handbook

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

Aerospace Studies

Students have an opportunity to become Air Force officers through a cooperative agreement with Wright State University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 643. The AFROTC program is available to full-time students pursuing a baccalaureate degree. Interested students should contact Detachment 643 for an AFROTC briefing. There is also a New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) prior to the beginning of the fall semester that students can attend. This opportunity allows new students to understand the AFROTC program requirements.

The Air Force ROTC program is designed to produce Air Force officers who are successful leaders. All are placed in positions of responsibility, challenging and rewarding career opportunities, and the most advanced technology in the world.

The Air Force ROTC program is organized into two portions:  the General Military Courses (GMC), taken during freshman and sophomore years, and the Professional Officer Courses (POC), taken during junior and senior years.

  • The GMC is no-obligation (unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship) introduction to the Air Force.  The course consists of one hour of classroom session and a two hour Leadership Lab each week.  Additionally, two physical training sessions are required each week.  This course covers the Foundations of the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Evolution of USAF and Space Power.
  • The POC curriculum consists of a three hour classroom session and a two hour Leadership Lab each week.  Additionally, two physical training sessions are required each week.  This course covers communication skills, Air Force Leadership Studies, National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty.

Although the program is open to all majors, selection to the POC is very competitive and depends on your performance.  All AFROTC students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships that pay partial or full tuition, books and fees, plus a monthly stipend (stipend amount depends on your progress in the program).  These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students demonstrating academic and leadership potential. Scholarships with the greatest availability are in the areas of engineering, mathematics, computer science and physics. High school students should apply for a scholarship no later than December 1st of their senior year.   Apply at www.afrotc.com.  In-college students will apply for scholarships through their AFROTC instructor.  If you are a freshman or sophomore seeking a challenge and want to serve your country, sign up for the AES-1210 course.

For more information contact Air Force Detachment 643 at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, call 937-775-2730, or go to our website at www.wright.edu/academics/prog/rotc/.