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:

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 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 2020):

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

*There are currently no information briefings scheduled.

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 FAMU Law School, 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. All applications are now submitted and processed online through the Holm Center Webpage. Please download the guide and follow the directions on how to create an account and fill out the requested information. Once complete, download and print all forms. Once signed and notarized, upload to WINGs through the Holm Center webpage. 

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Step 4

After submitting your application, it is imperative you email to tell the detachment you have completed the application. Your application WILL NOT be reviewed otherwise. After your electronic application has been reviewed by an AFROTC cadre member, you will be contacted with follow-up questions. 

Step 5

Wait for an acceptance decision.  You will be contacted by an AFROTC cadre member to inform you whether you were accepted into our detachment or not.

Step 6

After acceptance into the program, you will be contacted by a member of Detachment 159 recruiting staff to set up orientation and the on-boarding process. Following the initial orientation you will be required to fill out these forms. Some documents may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat Document Reader or a similar application.

Step 7

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.