- What is Air Force ROTC?
- Scholarship Information
- AFROTC FAQ's
AirForce ROTC Det.890 Unit:
Astronomy, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4330
What is Air Force ROTC?
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of the three commissioning programs in the United States Air Force. AFROTC is part of the Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools (AFOATS), and is dedicated to producing leaders for the Air Force and building better citizens for America. The program exists on 144 college campuses and over 1000 affiliated cross-town schools around the nation.
The program offers opportunities for young men and women to develop into responsible adults, and learn skills to help them survive after college graduation. The AFROTC curriculum stresses four main areas: leadership and management, professional knowledge, defense studies, and communication skills.
What Does Air Force ROTC Offer Me?
AFROTC has something to offer everyone. As a cadet, you will learn valuable skills you can apply to your schoolwork and apply to your job when you graduate.
AFROTC offers scholarships to many of its qualified cadets. Most of these scholarships cover the cost of tuition, and all scholarships entitle the cadet to an allotment for books and a monthly stipend.
AFROTC provides an active and exciting college program that could lead to a promising career in the US Air Force. All cadets that complete the program serve at least four years as a commissioned officer.
During this time, you will gain unique experiences and knowledge valuable not only in the military, but also in the civilian world. If flying is a possibility for you, the AFROTC program is a great way to get started on the right track.
Your time as a student will not all be spent studying or in the detachment. As a cadet at Detachment 890, you will have the opportunity to take part in many AFROTC sanctioned activities, as well as many of the activities that the University has to offer.
The Cadet Corps is actively involved in the University's intramural program, entering teams in sports such as football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and innertube water polo. The Cadet Corps also has a competitive drill team, a pistol team, and a triathlon team. Belonging to any of these groups gives you the opportunity to learn new skills, and in the case of the drill team, travel. The drill team regularly competes in the annual Rensselaer Poly-Tech Institute (RPI) Drill Competition in Troy, New York. As part of one of these teams, you'll have the opportunity to compete with UVa's Army and Navy ROTC units during Military Weekend.
The Cadet Corps is also home to the Demas T. Craw Squadron of the Arnold Air Society. The Arnold Air Society is a service-oriented organization that regularly volunteers time to local organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. In addition to AFROTC related activities, cadets also take part in the wide array of activities offered throughout the University and the surrounding community.
Cadets are members of many of the groups around campus, to include varsity sports, club sports, IEEE, Liberty aviation, FCA, campus church, and other student activities.
As a result of participating in these other activities, each cadet brings their own personal experiences and idea to the Corp.