ROTC- what’s in it for you?
The chance to develop your leadership and followership skills, the opportunity to be part of one of the best organizations on campus where you’ll make friends that will last a lifetime, and the potential to serve your country as an officer and leader in the best air, space, and cyberspace forces in the world!
Air Force ROTC offers several opportunities for scholarships which can cover up to full tuition and include a book allowance and monthly stipend. High school students may apply for the High School Scholarship Program and cadets in the ROTC program will be able to compete for the In College Scholarship Program. Learn more about scholarship here.
All cadets receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses once they contract with the Air Force, which occurs at the start of their junior year or when they activate a scholarship. Stipends are $300-500 a month depending on the cadet’s year in the AFROTC program.
ROTC offers numerous fully-paid professional development training opportunities. These include base visits, airshow visits, free-fall and gliding training at the US Air Force Academy, language immersions, internships and more. Learn more about professional development opportunities here.
Balanced college lifestyle
Cadets at Det 027 have the opportunity to elevate their ROTC experience through participation in organizations such as Honor Guard, Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings. Learn more about ROTC extracurriculars here.
Det 027 prioritizes incentive flights for cadets at nearby Air Force bases. Cadets have had the opportunity to experience flights in military helicopters, fighters, and cargo aircraft.
Students in the Air Force ROTC program join college with a sense of purpose and and quickly find that they are part of a close community of students who have fun, help each other with school, and ultimately form life-long friendships.
ROTC cadets work towards commissioning as officers and leaders in the world’s great Air and Space Forces. The careers that await our cadets after graduation include everything from pilots, to medical careers, to engineers. Learn more about Air Force officers careers here.
A 2018 report showed that 43% of recent college graduates were underemployed . Our graduates do not risk this problem with an average starting pay of $61,200 a year, which quickly increases.
The Air Force truly will give you the opportunity to see the world. Our graduates have received first assignments in Italy, Germany, and all over the US. Additionally, Air Force members may take advantage of free, space-available travel all over the world on military aircraft.
Education is a top priority for the Air Force. Officers have many opportunities to complete graduate degrees and continued education, fully paid for by the Air Force. Learn more about continued education opportunities here.
Leadership and job experience
ROTC graduates start their career at the management level. The experience they get as leaders and the technical training they receive translate to valuable, marketable experience outside of the military.
Insurance, retirement and more
The benefits of military service are numerous. Learn more about them here.
If you don’t know if ROTC or the Air Force is right for you, joining the program is the best way to find out. Regardless of the path you decide to take with your future, you will join college as part of a close-knit community and receive college credit for developing yourself mentally and physically. YOU CANNOT LOSE!