Welcome to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 159 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Home of the “Flying Knights.” We offer a challenging in-college program to develop quality leaders for the United States Air Force. We were founded on January 25th, 1972 under UCF’s original name, Florida Technological University. Our graduates are commissioned as active duty second lieutenants and serve as pilots, combat systems officers, engineers, intelligence officers, missileers and in over 40 other exciting and demanding career fields. We are the future of American Airpower.
As a cadet you will be trained in military customs and courtesies, and introduced to all the exciting and rewarding opportunities in today’s Air Force. Our cadre will ensure you grow as an individual and a leader. We will prepare you mentally and physically for the demands of military service and develop the leadership skills necessary to succeed as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Our program is designed to be executed over four years. It can be compressed to three years, or extended to five years to accommodate unique situations or demanding technical majors. We cannot accept students with less than three years of remaining undergraduate work.
Participation in the AFROTC program does not obligate you to serve in the Air Force until you become a junior OR accept an AFROTC scholarship. Freshman and sophomores who are not on scholarship can check out our program with no obligation. AFROTC scholarships are available to high school seniors, as well as to currently enrolled college students with excellent personal fitness and academic records. For more information on AFROTC scholarships, please visit the main AFROTC web page at: http://www.afrotc.com.
If you are interested in joining or want more information about the AFROTC program at UCF, please attend one of our informational briefings or call us to schedule an individual counseling. Click on the “Join AFROTC” tab at the top of the page for details. AFROTC is a challenge. It’s an opportunity. It’s a head start to success within the Air Force, and a dedication to succeed in all you do. For those who are up to the challenge, the rewards last a lifetime.