Air Force - ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offered to Liberty University students through the University of Virginia affords students the opportunity to receive United States Air Force officer training while completing undergraduate studies. AFROTC is the largest of three programs available through the Air Force to earn a commission and serve as an officer in the United States Air Force.
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 Air Science classes and attend a 4-week summer field training encampment at an Air Force Base between their second and third years in the Air Force ROTC 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 4-week summer field training encampment between their first and second years in the Air Force ROTC 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 to serve on active duty upon commissioning.
After graduation and commissioning as second lieutenants in the Air 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 Air Force pilots or combat systems officers. Successful pilot and combat systems officer candidates serve ten and 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
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400188
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4188
Phone number: (434) 924-6831
Fax number: (434) 982-2842
Delivery Format: Residential Only
- Air Force Intelligence Officers
- Air Force Navigator Field
- Logistics Officers
- Space, Missile, and Command and Control
A two-semester survey course which provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force; officership and professionalism; military customs and courtesies; Air Force officer opportunities; and an introduction to communication skills. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing followership experiences.
A continuation of AIRS 110.
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Also examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g., Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing followership experiences.
A continuation of AIRS 210.
Focuses on the study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. The Leadership Laboratory (AIRS A) is mandatory each semester for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles presented in this course.
A continuation of AIRS 310.
Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Topics include the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Emphasizes refining communication skills. AIRS A (Leadership Laboratory) is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by giving students an opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles presented in this course.
A continuation of AIRS 410.