Detachment 875 | Air Force ROTC

Most people have at least heard of ROTC, but many do not know much about it. Learn the basics of Air Force ROTC here!

About Air Force ROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of the three ways a person can become an officer in the United States Air Force. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell AFB, Alabama are two other options.

Available at over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and its territories, AFROTC prepares college students for the challenges and responsibilities of being an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Some schools, including Virginia Tech, award students a leadership minor upon graduation due to the time and effort required by AFROTC. Remember, this training is more than a class – it’s a commitment to serve your country through the USAF!

AFROTC curriculum is standardized across the country, so students have the same training requirements regardless of where they attend school. However, the AFROTC experience is shaped by the uniqueness of each AFROTC Detachment and the host college or university. If you are visiting colleges, you already know how different each campus can “feel.” Each AFROTC detachment is different in the same way…it pays to compare!

Visit for a comprehensive overview of this leadership development program, to include program entrance requirements, scholarship eligibility requirements, and a list of career options as a new lieutenant. There are nearly seventy career fields available to college graduates! Popular ones include aviation, engineering, space and missiles, communications, intelligence, and special operations.

The rest of this site provides information specfically about Air Force ROTC at Virginia Tech.

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