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Am I committing to the Air Force by being in AFROTC?
No, unless you are on an Air Force Scholarship. Non-scholarship cadets are under no commitment for the first two years of ROTC during the GMC phase.
Is being in AFROTC the only option for becoming an officer?
No, it’s actually one of three ways. The other two ways are enrolling in the Air Force Academy, or by completing Officer Training School (OTS).
How much time does AFROTC take out of my schedule?
For the first two years during the GMC phase ROTC takes no more than six hours a week of your time. Academics are a priority while you are in the program.
How can I get the scholarship?
The scholarship is awarded based on your academic performance, personal fitness level, and leadership characteristics. You can apply your senior year in high school, or by detachment commander’s discretion while in college.
What does the scholarship pay for?
The scholarship pays for tuition and fees, including books at no cost to you. Also, you will receive a monthly stipend depending on your year in the detachment.
How long do I have to serve after being in AFROTC?
You are expected to serve a minimum of four years after completing AFROTC.
What can I gain by doing AFROTC?
You are gaining leadership experience that will benefit you in the Air Force as well as outside the military. Military officers are one of the most respected positions in the country, and civilian employers would notice you more knowing you have military officer training. Also, upon graduation you will become commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force.
Is AFROTC similar to a four-year boot camp?
No, it is not. AFROTC only takes up to six hours of your time weekly and half of that time is used in academic courses and leadership development. The other half is getting you within the fitness level of a military officer.
Can I sign up for other extracurricular activities while in AFROTC?
Yes, you may. You are encouraged to participate in as many other sports or clubs as your time allows. This will help you gain more leadership experience while being active. Although, keep in mind to be cautious of injury.
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