General Requirements

saluting flagTo join the greatest air force in the world you must uphold these three core values.

  • Integrity first
  • Service before self
  • Excellence in all we do

Following those core values will be your first step in becoming an Air Force officer. Listed below are the basic requirements to join Air Force ROTC.

  • Enrolled in CSUS (Sacramento State University) or UC Davis (University of California Davis) or a college with a crosstown agreement with Detachment 088 (crosstown schools)
  • Be a full time student
  • United States citizen (or plan to be a citizen before contracting)
  • In good physical condition
  • Of good moral character
  • Age 14 years or older
  • Attend both the Aerospace Studies class, Leadership Lab and Physical fitness training each semester

Academic Requirements

To become an Air Force officer, you must graduate with a bachelors degree. The detachment recognizes that this is one of your top goals. Cadets must strive to excel in their studies and balance it with their responsibilities in ROTC.
Cadets must:

  • Be a full time student.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA(grade point average) or higher.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher before becoming a POC
  • Attend at least 80% of LLAB
  • Receive a grade of C- or higher in all Aerospace Studies Classes

As a college student, GPAs and grades can be difficult to maintain.
Due to the increasing importance of academic performance, the cadet wing can help students in their studies. The cadet wing provides tools to network between peers so that you can succeed in college.

Physical Fitness Requirements

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The Air Force wants a culture of fitness and requires cadets to keep their bodies in shape. Every semester cadets take a PFA (Physical Fitness Assessment).

The PFA consists of waist measurement, 1 minute sit-ups, 1 minute push-ups and a 1.5 mile run. The test is administered in one session and there will be a short break between each activity. There are different standards for each gender and age group. Your score is composed of your performance in those three activities and your waist measurement.  Height and weight standards.

To prepare you for the PFA and military duty you must attend 2 PT (Physical Training) sessions each week. One of those sessions must be Wing Mandatory PT on Friday. Other PT sessions are offered throughout the week.