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The Air Force is seeking talented and motivated high school and college students with solid character and demonstrated leadership potential. In the Air Force ROTC program, cadets are students first and spend an average of four to six contact hours weekly as freshmen/sophomores. As juniors and seniors, cadets spend six to 10 hours of contact time weekly as they work to build and refine their leadership skills. Successful completion of a four-year accredited degree program and Air Force ROTC leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in the best Air Force in the world.

The first two years of the Air Force ROTC four-year program, the General Military Course, consist of one hour of classroom work, two hours of leadership laboratory, and three hours of physical conditioning each week. Upon completion of GMC requirements, cadets who wish to compete for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officer Course (POC), must do so under the requirements of the POC selection system. This system uses qualitative factors, such as grade-point average, detachment commander’s evaluation, aptitude test scores and physical fitness test scores to determine a student's officer potential. After selection, students must successfully complete a four-week summer field training program at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, before entering the POC.

In the POC, cadets attend class three hours a week, participate in a two-hour, weekly leadership laboratory, and perform three hours of physical conditioning per week. Cadets apply what they have learned in the GMC and at field training. POC cadets conduct the leadership laboratories and manage the unit's cadet corps. Each unit has a cadet corps based on the Air Force organizational pattern of flight, squadron, group, and wing. POC classes are small, with emphasis on group discussions and cadet presentations. Classroom topics include leadership, communication skills and national defense policy. Once enrolled in the POC, all cadets are enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and assigned to the Obligated Reserve Section.  

Citizens who have considered serving their country in any capacity and joining a world-class winning team can contact Air Force ROTC for more information: Air Force ROTC, Recruiting Branch, 551 East Maxwell Boulevard, Maxwell AFB, AL, 36112-6106, call toll-free, 1-866-4AFROTC (1-866-423-7682) or go to http://www.afrotc.com.

If you are interested in Active Duty assignment opportunities in Air Force ROTC, Officers please contact Holm Center/SDP at (334) 953-9673, Enlisted please contact Holm Center/CEM at (334) 953-5420. If you have any questions about Air Force ROTC scholarship opportunities please call us at 1-866-4-AFROTC (1-866-423-7682).

AFROTC Disinguished Alumni Nominations Now Being Accepted!

The ROTC Distinguished Alumni Program is now accepting nominations. Click on the link to learn more about the program and nomination requirements. Be sure to reference AFOATS 36-2801 for further instructions.

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Congrats to our friends at Air Force JROTC for winning the Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship! http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1252137/all-in-investing-in-tomorrowair-force-junior-rotc/
SPOTLIGHT DETACHMENT: Detachment 685 at Oregon State University! Check them out at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/afrotc/
SPOTLIGHT DETACHMENT: Detachment 207 at Saint Louis University. Check them out at: http://parks.slu.edu/current-students/student-organizations/afrotc-207
Congratulations to all the newly commissioned 2d Lts out there! Thanks for submitting this picture ASU Detachment 847, and showing off the commissioning class!
40 cadets and cadre from AFROTC Det 355, Boston University, participated in a staff ride at Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, MA and Lexington Commons in Lexington, MA. This staff Ride analyzed the Battle of Lexington and Concord using the joint principles of war, a review of the event's history, tactics, and its participants. They also conducted a Cadet Wing change of command at Old North Bridge, site of the "shot heard round the world." Finally, they saluted the graves of two of our fallen adversaries as our countries are now the closest allies. Photo credit: Capt Diane Field, OFC, Det 355 and Lt Col Whitmore.
Did you know that you can follow your favorite detachments on social media? Most dets have their own social media pages, like Detachment 675 have their "Cadets of Det 675" Facebook page, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/CadetsDet675/
SPOTLIGHT DETACHMENT: Detachment 290 at the University of Kentucky. Only 1 of 2 detachments in the state! Check them out at: https://afrotc.as.uky.edu/
CSAF, Gen Goldfein, visited Det 355's Leadership Lab at Boston University! 130 cadets and cadre from 9 Air Force, Army, and Navy detachments in the Boston area were able to attend. Photos credit to Cadet Kennedy Gibson, Det 355. Photos approved by CSAF Media Reps
Look at these cadets from Det 750 getting to take an orientation flight over NYC with the 415 SOS in a MC-130J! #greatviews #birdseyeview #specialoperations
The final step of AFROTC: General Wilson (AF/CV) proctored the Oath of Office for 9 of Detachment 850's brand new 2d Lts!
SPOTLIGHT DETACHMENT: AFROTC Detachment 538 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Check out their website at https://www.rit.edu/cast/afrotc/#/home or their Facebook "Air Force ROTC Detachment 538"!
Look at all those awesome cadets from @arizonastateuniversity AFROTC Det 025! Hope you all had a fun Dining Out! #militaryball #militarytraditions #diningout #grog #airforce
Did you know that AFROTC has an app? Search: Air Force ROTC in the App Store or see a preview of it at http://h.theapp.mobi/airforcerotc3!
Look at the awesome wing picture from the @university_of_south_carolina AFROTC Det 775! Way to go Gamecocks! #stellar #airforce #outstanding
The newest recruiting video for AFROTC comes out of Iowa AFROTC Det 255: https://youtu.be/gKiWj6sqMFQ. Let us know what you think!
Thanks @louisianatech AFROTC @det305 for sending in your picture! Make sure if you have a good photo of your Det to send it our way! #sharingiscaring #airforce #airmen
Check out the training Kansas State University AFROTC Det 270 does to make sure they're prepared for any situation! http://www.wibw.com/content/news/K-State-Air-Force-cadet-participate-in-active-shooter-training-on-campus--420040553.html Any other detachments do something similar?
Look at this pilot representing the University of Central Florida! Anyone else have an awesome picture of someone representing their alma mater?
SPOTLIGHT DETACHMENT: Det 930 at Marquette University in Wisconsin. Learn more at: http://www.marquette.edu/rotc/airforce/ or https://www.facebook.com/DET930/ Thanks for sending in the personal picture Det 930! Want your detachment to be spotlighted next week? Comment with what makes your Det the best in the nation, and maybe you'll get selected next!
Check out some of the pictures we have received in our inbox! Thanks Det 158 and Det 172 for sending in the awesome pictures! If you have pictures or stories you would like posted on the page, feel free to send them to our inbox.