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ROTC

Where Tomorrow’s Military Leaders are Made

 

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a four-year program that helps you learn leadership skills while in college. Upon successfully completing an ROTC program and graduating from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, you may be commissioned as an officer in the United States Armed Forces. While attending college or university ROTC, participants may receive scholarships and other monetary benefits.

 

Broward College offers courses that satisfy the first two years of the following four-year programs:
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
You do not incur any military obligation during the first two years of the ROTC program.
 

Army ROTC

The Army ROTC program is offered in conjunction with Florida International University. Classes are taught at:
  • The Broward College Central Campus in DavieThe FIU campus in Miami
  • The Miami-Dade College North Campus in the northern part of Dade County
  • The FAU campus in Boca Raton
Courses for Army ROTC include:
  • Basic Leadership
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Foundations of Officership Individual Leadership Studies
Classes are offered in the fall and winter semesters, with attendance of an Army ROTC class typically occurring once a week.
A “Leadership Lab” and physical training may be required.
To find out the schedule for the upcoming semester, eligibility requirements and other information about Army ROTC, call 1-561-297-7682 or 1-305-348-1619 or visit the Army ROTC Southern Strike Battalion website. You may also e-mail ArmyROTC@broward.edu.
 

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force ROTC program is offered in conjunction with the University of Miami. Classes are taught at the UM campus in Coral Gables.
  • First Year Air Force ROTC (A)
  • First Year Air Force ROTC (B)
  • Second Year Air Force ROTC (A)
  • Second Year Air Force ROTC (B)
Classes are offered in the fall and winter semesters, with attendance of an Air Force ROTC class typically occurring once a week.
A “Leadership Lab” and physical training may be required.
To find out the schedule for the upcoming semester, eligibility requirements and other information about Air Force ROTC, call 1-305-284-2870 or visit the UM's ROTC program website

Aerospace Studies - Air Force (AFROTC)
Florida Atlantic University, in cooperation with the Department of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at the University of Miami, provides academic instruction and training leading to active duty commissioned service in the United States Air Force.

AFROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a bachelor's degree. The AFROTC program provides superior hands-on leadership training and is designed to prepare cadets to assume positions of increasing responsibility as officers in service to their country.

Normally, the program is four years, but in some instances students can complete requirements in three years. The first two years of the program, the General Military Course (GMC), consist of a one-hour class, three hours of leadership laboratory/practical military training and two hours of organized physical conditioning each week. AFROTC cadets compete for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officer Course (POC). Competition includes both quantitative and qualitative factors, such as grade point average, unit commander's evaluation, aptitude test scores and physical fitness test scores. If selected, cadets must complete an 18-day summer program called Leadership Evaluation and Development at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL before entering the POC.

After earning a degree and successfully completing all Air Force ROTC requirements, cadets are commissioned as Air Force officers with a four-year active duty service commitment. Pilots, Combat Systems Officers and Air Battle Managers have longer service commitments upon completion of specialized training.

For more information, contact Detachment 155 Cadre at 305-284-2870 or browse its website at www.as.miami.edu/airforcerotc

Enrollment
There is no military obligation to enroll in AFROTC. To enroll students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, or be able to become a U.S. citizen prior to attending Field Training the summer following sophomore year;
  • Be a full-time college student enrolled in 12 credits per semester;
  • Be able to participate in a demanding physical fitness program;
  • Be able to pass a Department of Defense Medial Examination;
  • Have solid moral character;
  • Maintain AFROTC minimum required grade point average.

Scholarships
More than 70 percent of Air Force ROTC scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in engineering or other scientific and technical disciplines. However, students in every degree program enjoy scholarship opportunities, as the Air Force seeks to engage students who excel both academically and militarily. Scholarships are awarded in increments of two, three and four years. Air Force ROTC offers several types of scholarships. Type 1 covers full tuition and most required fees. Type 2 covers tuition and fees but is capped at $18,000 annually. Type 3 pays up to $9,000 annually and can be used at any university that offers Air Force ROTC. Type 7 scholarships are normally designated for in-state-tuition-level institutions. All types of awards provide an allowance for books, most required fees and a monthly non-taxable stipend. All scholarship cadets are required to meet certain academic, military and physical fitness standards to earn and maintain scholarship benefits.

Benefits
All AFROTC cadets receive uniforms, books and equipment for ROTC classes at no cost. Upon commissioning as Second Lieutenant, the starting salary and allowances are worth more than $66,000 annually*. Free medical and dental care, 30 days paid annual vacation and added educational benefits are also part of the compensation package.

*Based on 2017 Pay Chart and Miami, FL Housing Allowance for an O-1.


Aerospace Studies Course Descriptions
Classes and labs are held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Foundations of the United States Air Force I (AFR 1101) 1 credit
Foundations of the United States Air Force II (AFR 1121) 1 credit
Survey courses designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: Air Force heritage, military customs and courtesies, career opportunities, Air Force Core Values, interpersonal communications and team building. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I (AFR 2130) 1 credit
The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (AFR 2131) 1 credit
Survey courses designed to examine general aspects of the employment of air and space power through a historical perspective. Historical examples assist in understanding the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities and missions. In addition, students continue discussing the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders. Students also continue to develop communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

Air Force Leadership Studies I (AFR 3220) 3 credits
Air Force Leadership Studies II (AFR 3230) 3 credits
Teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.

National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I (AFR 4201) 3 credits
National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II (AFR 4211) 3 credits
Designed to examine national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics and Air Force Doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty and current issues affecting military professionalism with a continuing emphasis on the refinement of communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles.


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