Air Force ROTC

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.

Air Force ROTC Program

Scholarships


The AFROTC department at UTSA has multiple scholarship opportunities.

Type 1

Pays full (100%) college tuition and authorized fees. Selectees also receive a monthly living expense and annual book stipend.

Type 2

Pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition and authorized fees. Selectees also receive a monthly living expense and annual book stipend.

Type 7

Pays full (100%) college tuition and authorized fees. Selectees also receive a monthly living expense and annual book stipend.

Scholarship Eligibility

UTSA ROTC Air Force Scholarships Student

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • SAT Composite of 1240 or ACT Composite of 26
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Applicants must pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) medical exam.
  • Complete the Physical Fitness Assessment: Push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5-mile run. If offered a scholarship, you must pass the Physical Fitness Test before the end of your first semester.
  • Enroll in the academic major for which the scholarship is offered and enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with an upcoming fall term.
  • Complete a 13-day summer field training course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, between sophomore and junior years.
  • Complete Air Force ROTC General Military Course (GMC) your freshman and sophomore years and the Professional Officer Course (POC) your junior and senior years.
  • Accept a commission as an Air Force officer and serve at least four years on active duty.

 

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.

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. The UTSA AFROTC program strives to provide the best and most challenging learning environment possible to allow junior leaders to grow and obtain a commission in the Air Force or Space Force.

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.

Contact

Phone: (210) 458-4624

Email: afrotc@utsa.edu

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