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The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is available at UTSA for both the United States Air Force and United States Army. These programs combine college electives in military science or aerospace studies with practical and unmatched leadership training. The military science courses are designed to prepare men and women to be successful college students, officers and professionals.

World-Class Leadership Training

Cadets will receive world-class leadership training and instruction from the Cadre of either Air Force or Army ROTC at UTSA. These partnerships allow Cadets to pursue the best academic plan for their needs while also ensuring that they meet all the requirements and reach their ultimate goal of commissioning into the Air Force or Army.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Air Force and Army ROTC have multiple merit-based scholarship opportunities that can pay up to the full cost of tuition and fees and provide stipends for books and living expenses. Students who are eligible and receive a scholarship must agree to accept a commission and serve either as an Air Force officer or Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Learn more about scholarships by clicking on the accordion below.

Special Training Opportunities

There are many paths in ROTC that allow cadets the opportunity to attend specialized schools, Professional Development Trainings (PDT) and overseas events. The UTSA ROTC program strives to provide the best and most challenging learning environment possible to allow junior leaders to grow into future to obtain a commission in the Army or Air Force.

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Air Force ROTC

See what it’s like to be part of one of the best Detachments in the country. Det 842 has earned the prestigious national Right of Line Best Large Detachment award in 2009 and 2014 as well as Best Large Detachment in the Southwest Region for 2018 and 2019.

AFROTC Scholarships

The AFROTC department at UTSA has multiple scholarship opportunities. For incoming freshmen, the High School Scholarship Type 1 pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment, including a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend. Scholarships are also available for current college students.

Crosstown Schools

Our detachment accepts students from across the San Antonio area including Alamo Colleges, Trinity University, UT Health Science Center, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, Texas A&M University – San Antonio, and Schreiner University.

Contact

Students interesting in Air Force ROTC can call 210-458-4624 or email afrotc@utsa.edu.

UTSA AFROTC Website

Special Training Opportunities

In addition to your regular college coursework and Air Force ROTC leadership classes, Air Force ROTC offers various Professional Development Trainings (PDT) that consist of specialized classes and opportunities in a variety of Air Force fields including:

  • Project Global Officer (GO): Promotes language and study abroad opportunities to Air Force ROTC students. Develops the necessary critical language and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st century operational environment.
  • Air Force Academy Soaring (SOAR) Program: A 15-day program designed to give cadets the opportunity to experience the basic fundamentals of flight in non-powered gliders. Cadets receive instruction in basic flight through ground school and actual flight, leading up to a cadet solo flight.
  • Operations Air Force (OPS AF): A 2-week summer program offered in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy. The program focuses and orients cadets on Air Force missions and culture through direct exposure to and experience with Air Force operational units across the U.S.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program: An 8–12-week paid Summer Internship Program (SIP) that offers valuable hands-on experience working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology.

Army ROTC

The United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program combines college electives in military science or aerospace studies with practical and unmatched leadership training. The military science courses are designed to prepare men and women to be successful college students, officers and professionals. With 17 branches to choose from, our battalion can help you prepare for anything from the Cyber Corps to the Infantry.

Army Scholarships

The ROTC department at UTSA has multiple scholarship opportunities. Students must be a US citizen between the ages of 17 to 26, have a current GPA of at least 2.5, a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of 1000 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT, meet physical standards and agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). Scholarship opportunities include:

  • $1200 a year book stipend ($600 each semester for books)
  • $10,000 a year housing stipend or Full Tuition payed ($5000 each semester or a full tuition payment)
  • $420 a month stipend ($210 at the beginning and middle of each month)

If interested in joining our program or trying it out, please contact our Recruiting Operations Officer Michael Schally.

Contact

Students interesting in Air Force ROTC can call 210-458-5628 or email armyrotc@utsa.edu.

UTSA Army Website

Special Training Opportunities

There are many paths in ROTC that allow Cadets the opportunity to attend specialized schools, training and overseas events. The UTSA ROTC program strives to provide the best and most challenging learning environment possible to allow junior leaders to grow into future Army Officers.

  • Extracurricular Activities: Cadets are encouraged to participate in our extracurricular teams: Color Guard, Ranger Cl1allenge, Bataan, a11d Army Te11 Miler.
  • Air Assault School: Air Assault School qualifies Soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling-load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques.
  • Airborne School: The United States Army Airborne School – widely known as Jump School – conducts the basic paratrooper training for the United States armed forces.
  • Professional Skills: The main focus in ROTC is developing students into the leaders of tomorrows Army. Cadets will have multiple opportunities through summer training, labs and practical exercises to develop their leadership traits.
  • Project GO: Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students.