Air Force - ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program is offered to Liberty University students through the University of Virginia and affords students the opportunity to receive officer training for the United States Air and Space Forces while completing undergraduate studies. AFROTC is the largest of three programs available through the Department of the Air Force to earn a commission and serve as an officer in the United States Air and Space Forces.
AFROTC offers commissioning opportunities for undergraduate students. The 4-year program is designed for students who join during their first year of college. Students take all four years of Aerospace Studies classes and attend a 2-week summer field training encampment at an Air Force base between their second and third years in the program.
Students may also enroll in AFROTC during their second year of college. Those seeking to complete the program in three years must email AFROTC at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Students will then attend a 2-week summer field training encampment between their first and second years in the program.
Unless the student earns an AFROTC scholarship, there is no service obligation in the first two years of the 4-year program. However, all students who enter into the Professional Officer Course (the last two years) enter into a contractual obligation with the Air Force or Space Force to serve on active duty upon commissioning.
After graduation and commissioning as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, graduates serve in any number of career fields for a 4-year active duty service commitment. Interested and qualified students may compete to become pilots, combat systems officers, or air battle managers. Successful pilot, combat systems officer, and air battle manager candidates serve ten-year, six-year, or six-year active duty service commitments, respectively. Active duty may be delayed after graduation for those who wish to immediately pursue a graduate degree.
Merit-based financial scholarships may be offered to highly academically competitive and qualified students already enrolled in the program. Qualified students may be offered an AFROTC scholarship for full or partial college tuition, incidental fees, textbook allowances, and a monthly subsistence allowance of at least $300. Scholarship students incur a military obligation.
AFROTC Detachment 890
DeMoss Hall, Room 4074
Lynchburg, Virginia 24515
Phone number: 434-592-3158