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Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC)

Lt. Col. Mark A. Russell, United States Air Force

The Air Force ROTC education program provides pre-professional preparation for future Air Force officers. Our program trains men and women to apply their education to initial active duty assignments as Air Force commissioned officers.

Two major AFROTC curriculum offerings are General Military Course (GMC) for freshman and sophomore years, and Professional Officer Course (POC) for junior and senior years. Graduate students are eligible for the two-year program.

As an AFROTC cadet, students may compete for AFROTC scholarships in selected academic areas. All scholarship students, as well as cadets in the last two years of the program, receive a tax-free stipend of $200 a month. Upon graduation, students become commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

AFROTC field training is offered during summer months at select Air Force bases throughout the United States. Students in the four-year program participate in four weeks of field training, usually in-between sophomore and junior years. Students applying for entry into the two-year program must successfully complete five weeks of field training prior to enrollment in the Professional Officer Course. Major areas of study in the Field Training Program include junior officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, survival training, base functions and Air Force environment, and physical training.

In addition, we require students to participate in a Leadership Laboratory (two hours per week) throughout their enrollment in AFROTC. The first two years of the Leadership Laboratory include a study of Air Force customs and courtesies; drills and ceremonies; issuing military commands; instructing, directing, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force officer; and learning about areas of opportunity available to commissioned officers.

Studies

The last two years consist of activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps; the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications; and providing interviews, guidance, and information to increase understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

For more information, call our main office at 718.862.7201. Students may register for AFROTC at the same time and in the same manner as other college courses at NYIT.

General Military Course (GMC)
The General Military Course (ROTC 101, 102, 201, 202) is the first half of the four-year program taken during freshman and sophomore years. It examines a range of U.S. military forces in the contemporary world with particular attention to the organization and mission of the U.S. Air Force.

Professional Officer Course (POC)
The Professional Officer Course (ROTC 301, 302, 401, 402) is available to juniors with at least two remaining years of college. Apply in your sophomore year for this highly competitive program, which examines a range of U.S. civil-military relations, the environmental context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and implemented, and principles and practices of leadership in the U.S. Air Force.

Courses

  • ROTC 101
    The Foundation of the United States Air Force
    1-2-1
    Survey course introduces students to the U.S. Air Force. It provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with leadership experiences.

  • ROTC 102
    Continuation of ROTC 101
    1-2-1
    Course continues teaching begun in ROTC 101.

  • ROTC 201
    The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
    1-2-1
    Course topics include Air Force heritage and leaders, introduction to air and space power through examination of competencies and functions, and continued application of communication skills. Our course instills an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and motivates sophomores to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Moreover, aspects of the 200 course begin to prepare cadets for their experiences in field training. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with leadership experiences.

  • ROTC 202
    Continuation of ROTC 201
    1-2-1
    This course continues the teaching begun in ROTC 201.

  • ROTC 301
    Air Force Leadership Studies
    1-2-1
    Course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Cadets have an opportunity to implement leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. 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 of this course.

  • ROTC 302
    Continuation of ROTC 301
    1-2-1
    Course continues teaching begun in ROTC 301. Prerequisite: ROTC 301.

  • ROTC 401
    National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
    1-2-1
    Course provides college seniors with a foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advance leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. Prerequisite: ROTC 301 and 302.

  • ROTC 402
    Continuation of ROTC 401
    1-2-1
    Course continues teaching begun in ROTC 401. Prerequisite: ROTC 401.