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The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program (AFROTC) is designed to motivate, educate, and commission highly qualified students for active duty as officers in the U.S. Air Force. The curriculum provides the opportunity for students in any major to gain military knowledge and to become effective Air Force officers and leaders in the aerospace environment.
General Program Requirements
All aerospace studies courses are open to all University students. Additionally, any student may join the AFROTC program as a cadet and enroll in the 100- and 200-level general military courses. AFROTC 100- and 200-level courses count as credit toward graduation beginning autumn, 2007. Entry into the professional officer courses (300- and 400-level courses) as a cadet seeking a commission in the Air Force is on a controlled, selective basis.
Students who successfully complete the AFROTC program and receive an academic degree from the University are offered commissions as second lieutenants in the Air Force.
General Military Courses
The 100- and 200-level courses for AFROTC cadets consist of one classroom hour, one-and-a-half hours of leadership laboratory, and two hours of physical fitness per week during the freshman and sophomore years. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Students may enter the freshman class at the start of autumn, winter, or spring quarter. Sophomore students may enter at the start of autumn or winter quarter and take the freshman- and sophomore-level courses concurrently. A four-week field-training course, taken during the summer between the sophomore and junior years, is required for entry into the professional officer courses. Students receive pay and travel costs for field training.
Except for sophomore cadets on AFROTC scholarship, students incur no active-duty service commitment by taking general military courses and may drop the courses at any time within the limits of University course-drop policies. Non-ROTC students take the A S 100- and 200-level classes without any additional requirements for leadership laboratory or physical fitness.
Professional Officer Courses
Cadets selected for enrollment in professional officer courses are enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and receive a tax-free monthly subsistence stipend. They are furnished texts and uniforms. Junior- and senior-level classes consist of three hours of academic classes, three hours of leadership-laboratory and two hours of physical fitness per week. Non-ROTC students take AS classes without any additional requirements to attend leadership laboratory or physical fitness. Non-ROTC students earn academic credits for 300- and 400-level courses, but do not earn an Air Force commission.
The Air Force offers one-, two-, and three-year scholarships to college students. AFROTC scholarships pay tuition, certain fees, and textbook reimbursement. In addition, scholarship winners receive a monthly subsistence allowance. To apply for one of these scholarships, students should contact the Unit Admissions Officer in the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC), (206) 543-2360 or at email@example.com.
To provide for those students wishing to join AFROTC but unable to take the general military courses, a two-year professional officer course is available on a competitive basis. This program is open to graduate students and full-time undergraduate students in select majors who will complete a bachelor's degree in two years.
Students in this program are required to attend a six-week field-training course at an Air Force base during the summer preceding program entry. The student is paid during the six-week period. Upon return to the campus, students enter the professional officer course. Uniform, texts, and a monthly subsistence are provided. Students interested in this program should contact the AFROTC department by February prior to the autumn quarter they desire to enter, at (206) 543-2360 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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