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1 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Sustaining the Combat Capability of America’s Air Force Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Capt Katherine Petren RFC, AFROTC Det 475 University of New Hampshire

2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Overview AFROTC Myths AFROTC Program Overview Scholarship Program Career Benefits Commitment Summary

3 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AFROTC “Myths” You need to have an AFROTC scholarship to enter the program AFROTC is mostly for people who want to be pilots You need to be in an engineering or “technical” degree program to enter AFROTC Once you enroll in AFROTC you are committed to the Air Force You need to be at a school with an AFROTC unit to enter AFROTC You need to wear your uniform to school if you are in AFROTC If you are in AFROTC you could be sent off to war before you graduate You need to be able to meet Air Force physical fitness requirements before you can enter AFROTC Once you enroll and are accepted in AFROTC, you are guaranteed an Air Force commission

4 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AFROTC The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational and leadership program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become a commissioned Air Force officer while completing a college degree AFROTC MISSION Develop Quality Leaders for the Air Force

5 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AFROTC Program Several Elements Educational Program for men and women: college credit, Air Force culture Leadership and Military Training: beneficial in armed forces or civilian life Commissioning Program: opportunity to become an Air Force officer Cadets are students first and cadets second – we want academically sound, well-rounded, involved students

6 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AFROTC Roadmap Freshmen & Sophomores = General Military Course Field Training Juniors & Seniors = Professional Officers Course Graduate & Commission

7 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e General Military Course (GMC) Freshmen and sophomores Not committed to join the Air Force, unless on scholarship Trial period for student and the Air Force Learn basic military customs, wear of uniform, drill and ceremony, followership, and Field Training skills Approx. five hours / week One hour Aerospace studies class Two hour Leadership Lab Two hours of PT Field training usually following sophomore year

8 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Field Training In order to become a POC you must attend Field Training Usually summer between sophomore and junior year 30 day course divided between in- garrison location (Maxwell AFB, AL) and Expeditionary Field Camp (Camp Shelby, MS)

9 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Professional Officer Course (POC) Juniors and Seniors All AFROTC cadets now committed to the Air Force Seven hours / week Three hours Aerospace Studies Two hour Leadership Lab Two hours of PT Skills Learned in POC Leadership Management Communication After Graduation and completion of POC Receive commission as Second Lieutenant Begin career as Air Force Officer

10 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Additional Activities Professional Development Training (PDT) Operation Air Force Freefall Parachuting USAFA SOAR (Gliders) Survival School Combatives Det Social and Training Activities Base Visits Incentive Rides Intramural Sports Detachment Outings Military Ball / Dining Out Arnold Air Society Civil Air Patrol Rock Climbing, Paintball… much more

11 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e What are AFROTC Requirements? Full time college student at school affiliated with AFROTC Good moral character/limited or no significant civil involvements At least 18 years of age (between years of age requires parental consent) Eventually able to meet Air Force medical and fitness requirements and pass Officer Qualification Test

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AFROTC Scholarships Some think of AFROTC as a financial aid program … not true Designed to meet AF officer requirements Award of scholarships is based on merit, on a competitive basis, not financial need Number of scholarships awarded is driven by need and budget in a given year All academic majors qualify

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Two AFROTC Scholarship Programs High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) Apply/compete Senior year in High School 10-15% of Freshmen AFROTC enrollees In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) For student already in college Approx 90% of AFROTC Juniors/Seniors are on scholarship Multiple ways to qualify

14 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) Competitively awarded based on national board process Three types of High School scholarships Type 1 – unlimited tuition (mostly technical fields), 5% Type 2 – tuition capped at $18K per year (mostly technical fields), 25% Type 7 – 70% Type 7 selectee must attend a school where tuition and fees are less than $9,000 per year or where the student qualifies for the in-state tuition rate Or student can convert to three year type 2 scholarship to attend a school where tuition/fees exceed $9,000/year All three provide $900 per year for books All three provide a monthly stipend from $300–$500

15 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e HSSP – Past Board Results Past Three Years HSSP Board Results Applicants12,00813,55915,799 Eligible applicants2,8273,6265,005 Scholarship offers1, ,783 Average GPA Average SAT Average ACT272828

16 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e HSSP – How HS Seniors Apply Deadline for initial app is 1 Dec of each year Complete online Applicants then complete and mail in to HQ/AFROTC by 9 Jan 2010 High School Transcripts and SAT/ACT Resume/Extracurricular Activities Sheet Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) Qualified applicants will complete interview

17 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Three Sources for AFROTC In College Scholarship Commander’s Leadership Scholarship Typically 2-3 per year Type 1 (unlimited tuition + books + stipend) or Type 2 ($18K/year + books + stipend) scholarship Awarded based on local Commander’s discretion Annual In College Scholarship Board Compete nationally – typically two boards and 4-5 scholarships per year Freshmen compete for a 3-year scholarship Sophomores compete for a 2-year scholarship Type 2, Type 3 ($9K + books + stipend) & Type 6 ($3K + books + stipend) scholarships Express, Nursing, & Foreign Language Express Scholarships

18 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Express, Nursing, & Foreign Language Express Scholarships Submitted by Detachment – once fully qualified, applicants do not meet a scholarship board All Type 1 scholarships (unlimited tuition + books + stipend) Same minimum requirements as for ICSP, but must be must be majoring in a critically needed AF specialty Electrical engineering Computer engineering Environmental engineering Meteorology Nursing Critical language: Arabic, Chinese, Persian-Iranian, Persian-Afghan, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Pashtu, Russian, Turkish, Urdu/Punjabi, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Cambodian, Hausa, Kazakh, Kurdish, Malay, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Thai, Uighur, Uzbek and Vietnamese)

19 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ICSP – Eligibility Requirements Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Meet Air Force ROTC weight and body fat standards Pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test Pass a physical examination and be certified as commission- qualified by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board Not already be a contracted scholarship recipient Meet the age, moral and other scholarship eligibility requirements for Air Force ROTC US citizen by the end of the projected term of activation

20 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Service to your country Fulfilling and exciting career opportunities Guaranteed job after graduation Career Benefits

21 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Commitment At least 4 years of active duty service or: 6 years if selected for navigator or air battle manager (ABM) training or: 10 years if selected for pilot training Note--Pilot and navigator/ABM service commitment begins after training is completed

22 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Summary AFROTC is an outstanding educational and leadership program that enables students to obtain an Air Force commission in a university setting Provides benefits now and in the future Scholarships Air Force career opportunities Service to your country Retirement benefits Excellent opportunity for High School and College students

23 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e For More Info Contact LtCol Patrick Testerman, Major William Michael, or Capt Katherine Petren AFROTC Detachment 475, University of New Hampshire (603)

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