ROTC at ONU
(Reserve Officers Training Corps)
Air Force ROTC
Department of Aerospace Studies
164 Memorial Hall, 419-372-2176
For more information, please contact:
Recruiting Flight Commander
Bowling Green State University
The Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) program, offered by the Department of Aerospace Studies, provides college-level education to prepare interested men and women for commissioning as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The program emphasizes leadership, managerial skills, and the development of each student's sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility.
The AFROTC program consists of a General Military Course (GMC) offered to freshmen and sophomores, and a Professional Officer Course (POC) offered to selected juniors and seniors. Admission to the GMC is open to most U.S. citizens, male and female, over the age of 14. The student must be regularly enrolled in the University and registered for a minimum of 12 academic hours. The student spends three hours per week in AFROTC courses. All uniforms and AFROTC textbooks are provided without cost while enrolled in the GMC. If the student is selected for an AFROTC scholarship they will receive a tax-free stipend (during the academic year) of $300.00 per month as a freshman and $350.00 per month as a sophomore. (Enrollment of international students is governed by Air Force regulations.)
Admission to the POC is on a competitive basis for those students who successfully complete the GMC. Requirements for selection to the POC include successful completion of the Air Force Officer's Qualifying Test (general knowledge and aptitude), completion of a four-week summer field training camp, and an Air Force medical examination. The student must be of high moral character and demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. The student spends five hours per week in AFROTC. While enrolled in the POC, students will receive a tax-free stipend (during the academic year) of $450.00 per month as a junior and $500.00 per month as a senior and free AFROTC uniforms. (Enrollment of international students is governed by Air Force regulations.)
Students enrolled in aerospace studies may use these courses as elective credits as prescribed by the individual colleges. AFROTC leadership training activities (leadership laboratory) are a part of each course and offer opportunities for practical leadership training and experience in a supervised environment. Physical fitness training is also conducted three times a week for one hour before class.
Students who are eligible may compete for two-, three-, and 3.5 year ROTC scholarships which provide full or partial college tuition, a textbook allowance, and a $300-500 stipend per academic month (tax-free).
The student who successfully completes the AFROTC program and graduates from the University is commissioned as an active duty second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Commitment incurred is normally four years; however, students designated for pilot or navigator training will serve a longer time, based on the current AF requirements.
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