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1 All information subject to change, call for current information Department of Aerospace Studies AFROTC Detachment 280 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Capt Benjamin Smith Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies Cross-town Schools: Baker University Benedictine College Donnelly College Haskell Indian Nations University Johnson County Community College Mid-America Nazarene University University of St. Marys Washburn University Flying Jayhawk Wing

2 All information subject to change, call for current information Overview Program EligibilityProgram Eligibility ScholarshipsScholarships What is Air Force ROTC?What is Air Force ROTC? How Do We Develop You Into An Officer?How Do We Develop You Into An Officer? What Happens After Graduation?What Happens After Graduation? Careers, Pay, and BenefitsCareers, Pay, and Benefits

3 All information subject to change, call for current information AFROTC Qualifications Must Be a Full-Time Student Sign up for AFROTC Class & Leadership Lab Height and Weight standards Good Moral Character (few civil offenses/do not use drugs) Scholarship & POC entry Citizen of the United States 17 to 30 years old Pass Physical Fitness Test Pass DODMERB Physical GPA Requirements: 2.5

4 All information subject to change, call for current information High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) – Is 4- and 3-yr OffersHigh School Scholarship Program (HSSP) – Is 4- and 3-yr Offers High School Seniors (no full time college) Apply on-line at 1 May – 1 Dec of Senior year In-College Scholarship ProgramIn-College Scholarship Program based on order of merit and degree (4-, 3.5-, 3-, 2.5, 2-)Enlisted (4-, 3.5-, 3-, 2.5, 2-) Active Duty Personnel (see website for information) SOAR, ASCP, AECP Scholarships can be extended an additional year for SAF-approved majors (Varies by year, consult detachment staff) Scholarships

5 All information subject to change, call for current information Type I (4 year) – 5% of Awardees FULL Tuition and fees anywhere student goes (w/AFROTC) $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees $ /month non-taxable stipend (pizza money) Type II (4 year or 3 year) – 25% of Awardees $18,000/year for Tuition Student CAN & MUST make up difference if tuition > than 18K/yr $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees $ /month non-taxable stipend (pizza money) Type VII (4 year) Targeted – 70% of Awardees $9,000/year for Tuition Student CANNOT make up difference--tuition must be < 9K Student CAN opt to convert offer to 3 year type II $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees $ /month non-taxable stipend (pizza money) High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)

6 All information subject to change, call for current information Based on order of merit and degree In College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

7 All information subject to change, call for current information What Is Air Force ROTC? Education & Training Program to Give Men and Women the Opportunity to Become an AF Officer While Completing Their College Degree Commissions 50% of Air Force Officers 4-Yr and 3-Yr Programs 144 Detachments Throughout US and Puerto Rico cross-town/consortium enrollment programs

8 All information subject to change, call for current information Why AFROTC? Why an Air Force Officer? Intangible Benefits Honor Serving Country Personal Growth / Development Leadership Early in Career Live Around the World Travel Opportunities Guaranteed Job – Job Security Challenging Scholarships / Education Respected by American Public Structure Meet friends for life Military Benefits (Medical, Housing, Leave, etc)

9 All information subject to change, call for current information AS Credit + Lead-Lab AS Credit + Lead-Lab AS Credit + Lead-Lab AS Credit + Lead-Lab Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Optional Summer Program Optional Summer Program Air Force Field Training GMC POC College Career Basic Four Year Program Graduate & Commission

10 All information subject to change, call for current information General Military Course (GMC) Academic Class Freshmen: Intro to the Military Sophomore: Evolution of Airpower Leadership Laboratory 2 hours per week Drill, Leadership Training, & Guest Speakers Fitness Training

11 All information subject to change, call for current information AFROTC Courses Field Training Overview Field Training Environment Military Drill Physical Challenges Firearms Training, Combative Training Leadership/Followership Teamwork Time Management Attend Between Sophomore and Junior year Prerequisite to the Professional Officer Course 4 week camp Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, MS Must get allocation to attend Enrollment is competitive

12 All information subject to change, call for current information Professional Officer Corps (POC) Academic Classes Junior: Leadership and Management Senior: National Security Policy Leadership Laboratory 3 hours per week High visibility Cadet Officer Positions Fitness Training

13 All information subject to change, call for current information Additional Program Info All Uniform items and books for AFROTC classes are provided to students – students only need to pay for the course itself Non-scholarship students can try AFROTC for up to 2-years without any obligation Cadets select and are notified of their career in their Last year of the program

14 All information subject to change, call for current information Additional Program Info All Uniform items and books for AFROTC classes are provided to students – students only need to pay for the course itself Non-scholarship students can try AFROTC for up to 2-years without any obligation Cadets select and are notified of their career in their Last year of the program

15 All information subject to change, call for current information Commitment to the Air Force Drive before you buyDrive before you buy Commitment to Air Force Incurred Upon...Commitment to Air Force Incurred Upon... Begins your sophomore year (if on scholarship) Or, when you enter the POC (Junior Year) Most Career Fields = 4 years of active duty serviceMost Career Fields = 4 years of active duty service 5 year majors = 4 years and 10 months of active duty service Pilot = 10 years of active duty service Combat Systems Operator (Navigator) and Air Battle Manager = 8 years of active duty service Remote Pilots = 6 years Some career fields = 6 years Guard or Reserve

16 All information subject to change, call for current information ROTC Optional Activities Civil Air Patrol Orientation Flights Arnold Air Society Base Visits Color Guard Paint Ball, Laser Tag Intramurals and Tri-Service Competitions Professional Development Training / Summer Internship

17 All information subject to change, call for current information GRADUATION Same day of commencement, become an Air Force Officer At job-site in less than 180 days Pilots in less than 1 year Masters and DoctorateMasters and Doctorate Opportunity during your career to earn an advanced degree Imagine: Your job is to be a full time student (no other job) Tuition and books are paid for

18 All information subject to change, call for current information Careers of an Air Force Officer Pilot Combat Systems Operator (CSO aka Navigator) Air Battle Manager Airfield Operator Combat Rescue Officer Space/Missile Intelligence Logistics Aircraft / Missile Maintenance Public Affairs Communication (Cyber) Force Support (Personnel / Manpower / Services) Judge Advocate Security Forces Office of Special Investigation Scientist Civil Engineer Developmental Engineer Acquisition Contracting Finance Weather Medical Nurse Doctor, Physician Asst Medical Service Corps Dentist

19 All information subject to change, call for current information Benefits Officer Grades and 2012 Salary Years ServiceMonthlyAnnual Second Lieutenant<1 $2,828 $33,936 First Lieutenant (99%)2 $3,711 $44,532 First Lieutenant3 $4,274 $51,288 Captain (95%)4 $5,031 $60,372 Major (90%)10 $6,418 $77,016 Does not include: Food Allowance (BAS) = $239.96/mo Housing Allowance (BAH) = $500-$2,500+/mo depends on rank, location, and dependant status

20 All information subject to change, call for current information More Benefits Retirement After 20 years - 50% of last three years base pay After 30 years - 75% of base pay 30 days leave annually w/Pay Health care Life Insurance Incentive pay

21 All information subject to change, call for current information GI Bill Benefits Dependents of military members may qualify for Post 9/11 GI Benefits

22 All information subject to change, call for current information Sources of Additional Information Captain Benjamin Smith Recruiting Flight Commander Air Force ROTC Detachment 280 Phone: (785)


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