We shape America’s leaders and help you serve your strengths while you serve your country. If you are interested in earning a college degree and joining the Air Force, there are three ways we can help you get started.
When you join the United States Air Force with your high school diploma or GED, you’re automatically enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force. So you’ll automatically begin working toward your associate’s degree in applied science in one of five career areas: aircraft and missile maintenance, electronics and telecommunications, allied health, logistics and resources or public and support services. With a unique combination of on-duty and voluntary off-duty courses, you’ll earn college credit just for reporting for duty, learning your job and getting started on your career.
To excel in AFROTC, you’ll need dedication, discipline and drive. Three- to four-year scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students still in high school or already in college who display outstanding academic and leadership qualities. Many colleges offer an additional subsidy for tuition and books to AFROTC cadets. AFROTC members without a scholarship still receive immeasurable benefits, including leadership experience and a guaranteed job as an officer in the Air Force after graduation. It’s a challenge that can prepare you for a lifetime of success. For the most up-to-date information, visit the official Air Force ROTC website.