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Air Force ROTC

Explore the benefits for college students in AFROTC!

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a college program designed to prepare you to become an Air Force or Space Force Officer while earning a college degree. More than that—it's a challenge, a head start on a lifetime of success, within the Air Force or Space Force and in everything you choose to do.

In Air Force ROTC, you'll make the most of your college experience. You'll hone your time-management skills, analytical skills and physical fitness. It won't be easy. But if you're up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.

Four-Year Program

Air Force ROTC consists of up to four years of military education. The program is comprised of the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC). The GMC takes place during your freshman and sophomore years. It allows you to try out the Air Force for up to two years without incurring an obligation unless you are on an AFROTC scholarship.

The POC takes place during your junior and senior years. It covers leadership skills and national defense policy. This element of the program is designed to prepare you to serve as an active-duty Air Force officer and Space Force officer

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Detachment 157

AFROTC Detachment 157 is located at Daytona Beach, Florida. The detachment, hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is one of the largest detachments in the country and produces the most officers of any AFROTC unit. It is comprised of five campuses:

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  • Stetson University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Daytona State College
  • University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach Campus

In addition, Detachment 157 is one of the top pilot producers for the Air Force, with the exception of the Air Force Academy.

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Information current as of 2022-23.