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Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
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 or graduate degree. Freshman and sophomore ROTC courses are taught at Cedarville University, University of Dayton, and Wright State University, while the Leadership Lab for these courses, and the junior and senior year courses, are all taught at Wright State University.
The Air Force ROTC program is designed to produce Air Force officers who will be successful leaders and managers. All officers will be placed in positions of responsibility, facing challenging and rewarding career opportunities while using 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 an opportunity for students to try out the program with no obligation, unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. It consists of one hour of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Lab each week. In addition, two physical training sessions per week are required. This course covers the development & history of air power and organization of the United States Air Force (USAF).
- The POC curriculum consists of 3 hours of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Lab each week. In addition, two physical training sessions per week are required. This course covers communication skills, Air Force management & leadership, defense policy, and regional world studies.
- AFROTC students have additional opportunities to participate in challenging and rewarding activities that include piloting, trips to Air Force bases, cultural immersion trips, military drill & ceremonies, and one-on-one mentoring with an active duty Air Force officer!
This program is open to all majors. All GMC cadets have the opportunity to compete for scholarships that pay partial or full tuition, books and fees, plus a monthly stipend. These scholarships are highly competitive, and available to students who have satisfied AFROTC eligibility requirements and have demonstrated academic and leadership potential. Scholarships with the greatest availability are those filling Air Force critically needed skills, such as engineering, math, computer science, physics, nursing, and certain foreign languages. High school students should apply for a scholarship no later than December 1st of their senior year! Apply at www.afrotc.com. Students who are already in college or starting in the Fall will compete for scholarships at the end of the academic year. If you are a freshman or sophomore seeking a challenge and wish to give Air Force ROTC a trial run, all you need to do is sign up for the Aerospace Studies course and Leadership Lab.
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 http://webapp1.wright.edu/academics/afrotc.
ARMY ROTC TEACHES YOU TO LEAD
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be part of your college curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the rank of a Second Lieutenant and become a leader for life. You can serve part-time in the Reserve Component or full-time on Active Duty based on your desires, qualifications, and career goals.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with the great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for many of your college expenses. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the United States Army.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARMY OFFICER
Leadership is basically the functions planning, delegating and checking the work of your subordinates individually and unit collectively. These three leadership skills are the nexus of the 17 attributes that are taught and evaluated through our leadership development curriculum. Being an US Army Officer means you're a leader, a planner, a decision-maker, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation or non-profit organization. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing. They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission and lead by example.
ARMY ROTC BENEFITS
Army ROTC is one of the Nation's top leadership programs, with many financial benefits while earning your college degree. Through Army ROTC you can:
- Earn financial assistance with an Army ROTC scholarship
- Gain leadership experience you can't find anywhere else
- Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
- Build a strong proven resume with leadership experience
- Train to become a leader and manager
IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE, JUST THE LEADERS
The specific training you receive in Army ROTC will teach you how to think, not what to think. Specifically, how to plan, time management, delegation, check the work of others to standard, how to think on your feet, improve your self-confidence and interpersonal skills. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will maintain a normal academic schedule like all college students. What is the best part about this leadership development training? You will use and benefit from it for years to come. Here is a sample of the Army ROTC curriculum and courses you will experience.
THE BASIC COURSE - TWO YEARS THAT WILL PREPARE YOU FOR YEARS TO COME
The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class and/or leadership lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Courses without a military commitment.
FRESHMEN YEAR: PREPARING FOR SUCCESS AS AN ARMY OFFICER
Introduction to Army Leadership
Army Customs and Traditions
Military Operations and Tactics
Goal Setting and Accomplishment
Health and Physical Fitness
SOPHOMORE YEAR: THE ROLE OF AN OFFICER
Applied Leadership Theory
Principles of War
Military Operations and Tactics
Health and Physical Fitness
THE ADVANCED COURSE -- GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN LEADERSHIP
The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class and/or lab each semester, plus a summer 33 day leadership experience called the Leader Development and Assessment Course. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. To benefit from leadership training in the Advanced Course, all cadets must have completed either the Basic Course or have attended the Leader's Training Course, a 28 day accelerated course at Fort Knox, KY which students attend if they didn't take the Army ROTC Basic Course, e.g. transfer students. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate. Military Basic Training can be used as a substitute for the AROTC Basic Course (Freshman and Sophomore years).
Here are just some of the course topics we offer during the school year:
JUNIOR YEAR: LEADING SMALL TACTICAL UNITS
- Command and Staff Functions
- Laws of War
- Weapons and marksmanship training
- Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership
- Military Operations and Tactics
- Military Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures
SENIOR YEAR: TRANSITION TO BECOMING AN OFFICER
- Training the Force
- Military Justice
- Military History Course
- Ethical Decision Making
- Personnel and Logistics Management
- Cultural Awareness
- Post and Installation Support
- Military Operations and Tactics
- Military Historical Staff Ride and Battle Field Analysis
OFFICER CAREER FIELDS - THERE ARE MANY PATHS YOU CAN TAKE
Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences that students have in the Army ROTC will provide them with a foundation to become a commissioned Army Officer upon graduation.
Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, graduates are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army and will embark on a Basic Officer Leadership Course (specialized Officer Branch Course training in their first Officer Career Field or branch) before their first duty assignment. Depending on the Career Field and assignment, additional training courses may be attended (e.g. Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, etc).
Army ROTC also provides a gateway to nursing students to pursue a career in the Army Nurse Corps. Upon completion of Officer Branch Course and their first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. They will be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions in upper management. Also, they may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as military advisors to governmental agencies or other countries.
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
As a full-time Wright State University student, Army ROTC has outstanding scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. Army ROTC scholarships are valuable in many ways:
- Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship based on the time remaining to complete your degree
- Full-tuition and fees or room and board Scholarships
- Additional tax-free monthly allowance, a generous yearly book allowance
- WSU room and board incentives for our best Cadets are available, i.e. merit based
Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
- 1st year/Freshmen: $300 per month
- 2nd year/Sophomore: $350 per month
- 3rd year/Junior: $450 per month
- 4th year/Senior: $500 per month
This allowance and WSU room and board incentive awards are also available to all qualified scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advance Course (your 3rd and 4th year of college).
For more information and to see if you qualify please call the WSU Military Science (Army ROTC) Department at (937) 775-2581/2763. Ask to speak with an Army ROTC Cadre member and/or check us out on our website at http://www.wright.edu/academics/armyrotc.