Why Should I Join?

Thinking about your future can be scary. If you´re unsure about what lies ahead, AFROTC is a great program because it can open many doors to exciting opportunities, enrich your college experience and jumpstart a rewarding career. If you are thinking about pursuing a military career, AFROTC will give you leadership training, focused instruction, and the opportunity to enhance your personal goals.

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your College Experience

From your first day in Air Force ROTC, you will reap many benefits. First, Air Force ROTC offers life-changing experiences. You will be given the chance to grow individually and also gain a sense of belonging with fellow cadets who share common interests and academic goals. Air Force ROTC will help you develop a healthy and fit lifestyle through morale-building and motivating physical training.

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your Education


Complement your schedule with Air Force ROTC classes and get credit for the classes you take. Learn organizational and time management skills to help you in other courses. Air Force ROTC will help you develop teamwork and leadership skills. You´ll receive valuable training for your Air Force career and experience that´s highly marketable to civilian employers.

Not sure what you want to do with your education? Air Force ROTC allows you to receive a commission in the United States Air Force. This keeps you from stressing out about finding a job after you graduate. There are also great opportunities for you to continue your education through tuition assistance and scholarship programs for graduate study. Try finding educational programs like that in the civilian world!

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your Life and Career

When you work for the Air Force, you´ll have the satisfaction of a challenging career and the rewards of serving your country. You´ll also gain valuable experience, almost every job in the Air Force has an equivalent in the civilian world. You'll get the chance to see the world and work around the globe. Thinking really far into the future? The Air Force gives you the opportunity to retire after 20 years of active duty with 50% of your base pay.

Additionally, you´ll receive a good starting salary with regular pay raises. You´ll also receive tax-free housing and food allowances, and enjoy on-base shopping at typically reduced prices.

Air Force members earn 30 days of paid leave each year. There´s never a dull moment in your off-time, as each base is equipped with a wide variety of recreational facilities and programs available for free or at reduced rates. You may also take advantage of space-available travel to worldwide destinations via military aircraft.