The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is a 3-4 year educational program designed to provide the training required to become leaders and officers in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force while earning an undergraduate degree.
The AFROTC program prepares cadets for service in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force in air, space, and cyberspace domains under the Department of the Air Force. Cadets that complete the AFROTC program may commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or, if selected, in the U.S. Space Force.
The AFROTC program teaches followership, team building, and leadership skills. Cadets will interact with senior military officials and government leaders, visit and tour Air Force Bases, participate in summer programs like freefall parachuting, gain flight hours, fly traditional and virtual reality simulators, and more. With over 40 career fields available, students can apply for scholarships, which can pay up to 4 years of full tuition and fees, provide money for books, and provide a monthly stipend.
AFROTC is available to Southern Virginia University students through a partnership with Detachment 880 at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA, only six miles from the Southern Virginia University campus.More information can be found at the Det 880 website: https://www.vmi.edu/academics/departments/air-force-rotc/
If you are interested and would like to receive more information, contact the SVU Admissions office or the VMI’s AFROTC office at 540-464-7354 or email@example.com.