Air Force ROTC - About



The mission of Air Force ROTC is to develop leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force and Space Force. Air Force ROTC is an educational opportunity designed to prepare men and women to become Air Force and Space Force officers while completing an undergraduate, graduate, or other professional degree program. Air Force ROTC is designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. There are two primary routes to an Air Force ROTC commission – three- and four-year programs. Please contact the Department of Aerospace Studies to learn more about limited opportunities to compete in a one- or two-year program. Our departmental office is located in 310 Wright Annex Building and can be reached at 252-328-6597 or by filling out the “Contact Air Force ROTC” form. Click here to learn about the history of AFROTC Detachment 600.

Our Cadets/Student Experience

Air Force ROTC students have unique opportunities to participate in optional special activities including: Introductory Flight Training, Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings, Color Guard, Base Visits, and paintball and other morale activities. There are also a wide variety of optional professional development training programs available including: Operation Air Force; Pentagon Internship; Nurse Orientation; Army Airborne Training; Field Engineering and Research Lab; Combat Survival Training; Foreign Language Immersion; Medical Orientation; and Air Force Academy Freefall and Soaring.

Our Cadre/Faculty

Our Cadre/Faculty has a wealth of knowledge and diverse military experiences. Officers enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, training opportunities, community service projects, as well as other activities. Click here to view the AFROTC Cadre listing.


The United States Air Force and Space Force offers a wide variety of challenging professional opportunities that include: Pilot, Navigator, Maintenance, Missile Operations, Missile Maintenance, Research Engineering, Mathematics, Nuclear Physics, Computer Operations and Development, Law, Health Services, Physician, Nursing, and Management including Personnel, Intelligence, Communications and Electronics, Supply, Transportation, Finance, Security Forces, Information, Education, Munitions, Air Traffic Control and many more. Specific examples of Alumni include General Gary North, Maj General William Holland and Major General Catherine Chilton.