Welcome! We’re glad you’ve decided to take the first step to becoming a future Officer in the World’s Greatest Air Force!

What Is Air Force ROTC?

It is a challenge. It is an opportunity. It is a head-start on a lifetime of success within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do.

Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at over 1000 colleges and universities across the U.S. that prepares you to become an Air Force officer.

What does this mean to you? It means:

  • The opportunity to get the money you need for college
  • Making the most out of your college experience and your life
  • The chance to earn a college degree while working toward becoming an officer in the United States Air Force
  • The chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

But know it will not be easy. Air Force ROTC provides you with a challenging program to hone your time management, physical fitness and analytical skills – and helps you push yourself to achieve your goals.

But for those who are up to the challenge, the rewards last a lifetime.

Here is a comprehensive overview of the program at Detachment 159: AFROTC Overview


 Ready to join?  Follow the steps below:

Step 1

Prospective Cadets are required to attend a New Cadet Information Briefing before admission into the program. The location is in Classroom II-AFROTC building on Memory Mall (General Purpose Room 129). The following are the dates the briefing will be held (Spring-Summer 2017):

 Dates subject to change,  please check back frequently for updates.

  • Wednesday, 15 March, 2017: 1330-1430
  • Friday, 31 March, 2017: 1430-1530
  • Wednesday, 12 April, 2017: 1330-1430
  • Friday, 28 April, 2017: 1430-1530
  • Wednesday, 10 May, 2017: 1330-1430
  • Wednesday, 31 May, 2017: 1430-1530
  • Wednesday, 14 June, 2017: 1330-1430
  • Friday, 30 June, 2017: 1430-1530
  • Friday, 7 July, 2017: 1430-1530
  • Wednesday, 12 July, 2017: 1330-1430
Important Note: Potential cadets can bring anyone they want to bring, this is an open meeting and thus Does Not require registration or sign up to attend.

Step 2

Get accepted to UCF.  All AFROTC cadets must be UCF students.  You must meet all UCF admission deadlines.  DO NOT wait for AFROTC to accept you, as you will likely miss the UCF admission deadline.  You should be pursuing your UCF acceptance in parallel with your AFROTC acceptance.

If you are currently a full-time student at Seminole State College, Eastern Florida State College, Valencia College, or Adventist University of Health Sciences, you may enroll in the AFROTC program at UCF. In order to participate in our program, you must apply and be accepted as a non-degree seeking student at UCF. This will allow you to register for the AFROTC academic courses as well as provide you access to the various campus facilities we utilize for training. For questions related to the UCF admission’s process, including application deadlines, please contact the UCF admissions office. For more information visit UCF Non-Degree Seeking Students.

UCF Non-Degree Seeking Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1

Step 3

Submit a completed AFROTC application.  The application can be downloaded here: AFROTC Det 159 Application. Once you have completed all the documents as outlined in the instructions, return your application via email to

Important note: you must be running the most current version of Adobe Reader in order to save the forms.  If you receive a message after opening the application that typed data cannot be saved, you must update your Adobe.

All applications for the Fall 2017 semester are due by midnight on 14 July 2017.

Step 4

After your electronic application has been reviewed by an AFROTC cadre member, you will be instructed to schedule an appointment to return to the detachment to sign all of your paperwork.

Step 5

Wait for an acceptance decision.  You will be contacted by an AFROTC cadre member no later than 18 August to inform you whether you were accepted into our detachment or not.

Step 6

Register for the AFROTC classes.  You will be provided with instructions on how to obtain the necessary class codes and course over-rides to register for our course AFTER we have accepted you into the detachment.