Air Force ROTC Programs

There are primarily two routes you can take to achieve a commission as an AF Officer through AFROTC the four-year program and the three-year program.

You enroll in the AFROTC courses at the same time you are studying for your degree at the University of Nebraska.

For more information, click on the program you are interested in below.


 

Four-Year Program

General Military Course

The first two years of the Air Force ROTC four-year program, the General Military Course, consist of one hour of classroom work and one to two hours of leadership laboratory each week.

The General Military Course is an opportunity for students not on an Air Force ROTC scholarship to try out the program with no obligation. After completing General Military Course requirements, if you wish to compete for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officer Course , you must do so under the requirements of the Professional Officer Course selection system. This system uses qualitative factors, such as grade point average, unit commander evaluation and aptitude test scores to determine if you have officer potential. After selection you must successfully complete a summer four-week field-training unit at an assigned Air Force base before entering the Professional Officer Course. And once you are enrolled in the Professional Officer Course, you must attend class three hours a week and participate in a weekly leadership laboratory (lasting from one to two hours).

Professional Officer Course

In the Professional Officer Course, you apply what you have learned in the General Military Course and at field-training units. And in Professional Officer Corps, you actually conduct the leadership laboratories and manage the unit's cadet corps. Each unit has a cadet corps based on the Air Force organizational pattern of flight, squadron, group and wing. Professional Officer Course classes are small. Emphasis is placed on group discussions and cadet presentations. Classroom topics include management, communication skills and national defense policy. And once you have enrolled in the Professional Officer Course, you are enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and assigned to the Obligated Reserve Section. This entitles you to a monthly $250-$400 nontaxable subsistence allowance during the academic year.

Experience a normal college life:

    • Take part in experiences that you will remember for a lifetime
    • Grow as an individual and gain a sense of belonging with a group of peers who share common interests
    • Develop a healthy and fit lifestyle
    • Visit Air Force bases in the United States and overseas (and get paid for it)
    • Travel free on space-available military flights as a contracted cadet
    • Take part in extreme Air Force summer adventures

Focus on school:

    • Take the classes you want at the college you want to attend. Air Force ROTC classes complement your academic major
    • Get college credit for Air Force ROTC courses
    • College tuition partially or fully paid for: two-, three- or four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees and books
    • Get extra spending money: $250 to $400 nontaxable monthly allowance while in school
    • Learn new organizational skills to help you succeed in other classes
    • Get the opportunity to delay active-duty entry to pursue a graduate degree

Manage your future:

  • Get management experience you will use as an Air Force officer or in corporate America
  • Secure a management level job in over 150 officer career paths after graduation
  • Become part of a post-graduation network of graduates in the military and commercial world
  • Develop managerial skills through hands-on practice running the cadet corps
  • Hone your teamwork skills through group problem-solving exercises


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To submit a High School Scholarship application (after your junior year of High School) for AFROTC visit the AFROTC Website. If you are considering attending the University of Nebraska and would like more information, please Contact Us.
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The three year program is offered to those students starting their sophomore year in college. For more information, please contact us.
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Three Year Program

The AFROTC three year program mimics the four year program with only two major differences. In the three year program both of the GMC courses (AS100 & AS200) are taken concurrently and a cadet in this program would attend field training during the summer following the first year (traditionally between the AS200 & AS300 years).

 


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Qualifications / Application Process

Check out both web sites for more information AFROTC. and Holm Center.

Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program

The ASCP offers active duty enlisted personnel the opportunity to earn a commission while completing their bachelor's degree as an Air Force ROTC cadet. Applicants are not authorized to pursue a second bachelors or graduate degree through ASCP.


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Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program

The Air Force ROTC Professional Officer Course - Early Release Program (poc-erp) offers active duty Air Force enlisted personnel an opportunity for an early release from active duty to enter Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and receive a commission as an Air Force officer.

Members selected for the poc-erp will separate from active duty, sign a contract with Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and become full-time college students. The program is open to undergraduate degrees only. Upon completion of all degree and commissioning requirements, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and returned to active duty for a period of at least four years.

Qualifications / Application Process

Check out both web sites for more information AFROTC. and Holm Center.

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Qualifications / Application Process

Check out both web sites for more information AFROTC. and Holm Center.

A selection board is held once a year. SOAR is a commander's program to select top-flight enlisted members for commissioning. Selections are made at the MAJCOM level for most airmen (those assigned to AFSOC, AFSPC or FOAs/DRUs other than AIA are selected from a Small Units selection board that meets at HQ AFROTC at Maxwell).

Scholarships for Outstanding Airman

The soar program allows enlisted personnel to separate from active duty and receive a scholarship worth up to $15,000 per year while pursuing their commission through Air Force ROTC. Students may not pay the difference to attend higher-cost schools.

Personnel within one year of completing their bachelor's degree or desiring to earn graduate degrees may not participate in this program. They should seek commissioning through OTS:

Those selected separate from the active duty Air Force, join an Air Force ROTC detachment and become a full-time college student. The Air Force provides them with a tuition/fees scholarship of up to $18,000 per year, an annual textbook allowance of $900, and a monthly nontaxable stipend of $250-$500. Students may not pay the difference to attend higher cost schools. This scholarship will be awarded for two to four years, depending on how many years you have remaining in your bachelor's degree program. Airmen with some or no college credit may apply for the program. A limited number of SOAR selects will be offered a scholarship with no tuition cap.


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Find Out More Information

Members of other branches of the service wanting to join Air Force ROTC and pursue a commission as an Air Force officer may apply for the Professional Officer Course Early Release Program (POC-ERP) or the Airman Scholarshipand Commissioning Program (ASCP). What are the program REQUIREMENTS. If you are interested in speaking with the Recruiting Flight Commander at UNL, contact us.

You must first obtain a conditional release from your enlistment from your service's personnel system. Then you must meet the requirements for the program you are applying to.

If you have questions on how to apply, please contact your base education office.

For questions on how to obtain a conditional release from your enlistment (i.e., conditioned on your entry into a commissioning program), please see your personnel office for assistance.

Joining Air Force ROTC from Other Armed Services

Members of other branches of the service wanting to join Air Force ROTC and pursue a commission as an Air Force officer may apply for the Professional Officer Course - Early Release Program (POC-ERP) or the Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP).

You must first obtain a conditional release from your enlistment from your service's personnel system. Then you must meet the requirements for the program you are applying to: ASCP or POC-ERP.

If you have questions on how to apply, please contact your base education office.

For questions on how to obtain a conditional release from your enlistment (i.e., conditioned on your entry into a commissioning program), please see your personnel office for assistance.


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