Why AFROTC? - Air Force ROTC

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Flying Jayhawk Wing
Department of
Aerospace Studies
AFROTC Detachment 280
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Capt Benjamin Smith
Unit Admissions Officer
Cross-town Schools:
Baker University
Benedictine College
Donnelly College
Haskell Indian Nations University
Johnson County Community College
Mid-America Nazarene University
University of St. Mary’s
Washburn University
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Overview
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Program Eligibility
Scholarships
What is Air Force ROTC?
How Do We Develop You Into An
Officer?
• What Happens After Graduation?
• Careers, Pay, and Benefits
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Program Eligibility
• United States Citizen
• Medical Exam
• No Asthma since age 12; etc
• Air Force Officer Qualifying
Test (AFOQT)
• Taken Junior Year
• Verbal -15
• Quantitative -10
• Meet Height/Weight
Standards
• Good Moral Character (few
civil offenses/do not use
drugs)
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• GPA (>2.5)
• Maintain over >2.5 term/cum to be
in our program
• Full time student status
• Undergrad: Maintain 12+ credit
hours every semester
• Grad: Maintain 9+ credit hours
each semester
• Physical Fitness Test
• Score 75 or higher
• Ab circumference, push-ups, situps, and 1.5 mi run
• Maximum Age Requirements
• 30 (non scholarship)
• 31 (scholarship)
• 29 (rated positions)
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Scholarships
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High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) – Is 4- and 3-yr
Offers
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High School Seniors (no full time college)
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Apply on-line at www.afrotc.com 1 May – 1 Dec of Senior year
In-College Scholarship Program
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Currently being revised by AFROTC
Updated program expected to be online during Fall 11 term
Enlisted (4-, 3.5-, 3-, 2.5, 2-)
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Active Duty Personnel (see website for information)
SOAR, ASCP, AECP
Scholarships can be extended an additional year for SAF-approved majors
(Varies by year, consult detachment staff)
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High School Scholarship
Program (HSSP)
• Type I (4 year) – 5% of Awardees
• FULL Tuition and fees anywhere student goes (w/AFROTC)
• $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees
• $300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)
• Type II (4 year or 3 year) – 25% of Awardees
• $18,000/year for Tuition
• Student CAN & MUST make up difference if tuition > than 18K/yr
• $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees
• $300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)
• Type VII (4 year) “Targeted” – 70% of Awardees
• $9,000/year for Tuition
• Student CANNOT make up difference--tuition must be < 9K
• Student CAN opt to convert offer to 3 year type II
• $900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees
• $300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)
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In-College Scholarships
Under Revision by AFROTC
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What Is Air Force ROTC?
• Education & Training Program to Give Men and
Women the Opportunity to Become an AF Officer
While Completing Their College Degree
• Commissions 50% of Air Force Officers
• 4-Yr and 3-Yr Programs
• 144 Detachments Throughout US and Puerto Rico
• 1000+ cross-town/consortium enrollment programs
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Why AFROTC?
Why an Air Force Officer?
Intangible Benefits
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Honor Serving Country
Personal Growth / Development
Leadership Early in Career
Live Around the World
Travel Opportunities
Guaranteed Job – Job Security
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Challenging
Scholarships / Education
Respected by American Public
Structure
Meet friends for life
Military Benefits (Medical,
Housing, Leave, etc)
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Program Description
2 Yrs: “General Military Course” (GMC) – Total: 4 Credit Hours*
• AS Class: 1 Hour/Week
• Intro to the Air Force (Freshmen), AF History (Sophomore)
• Leadership Lab: 2 Hours/Week (Cadet-Led)
• Drill & Ceremonies, learn about AF, wear uniform, leadership
practice, have fun, prep for Field Training
• Physical Training: 2 Hours/Week (Cadet-Led)
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am-7am
2 Yrs: “Professional Officer Course” (POC) – Total: 12 Credit Hours*
• Contracted with the Air Force
• Class: 3 Hours/Week
• Leadership (Junior), Nat’l Security Affairs/Prep for AD (Seniors)
• Leadership Lab: 3 Hours/Week (Cadet-Led)
• Plan/Run Leadership Lab, practice leadership
• Physical Training: 2 Hours/Week (Cadet-Led)
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am-7am
* Additional 16 credit hours to your academic schedule
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AFROTC Courses
Field Training Overview
• Field Training Environment
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Military Drill
Physical Challenges
Firearms Training, Combative Training
Leadership/Followership
Teamwork
Time Management
• Attend Between Sophomore and
Junior year
• Prerequisite to the Professional
Officer Course
• 4 week camp
• Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
• Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, MS
• Must get allocation to attend
• Enrollment is competitive
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Additional Program Info
• All Uniform items and books for AFROTC classes are
provided to students – students only need to pay for
the course itself
• Non-scholarship students can try AFROTC for up to
2-years without any obligation
• Cadets select and are notified of their career in their
Last year of the program
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Commitment to the Air Force
• Drive before you buy
• Commitment to Air Force Incurred Upon...
• Begins your sophomore year (if on scholarship)
• Or, when you enter the POC (Junior Year)
• Most Career Fields = 4 years of active duty service
• 5 year majors = 4 years and 10 months of active duty service
• Pilot = 10 years of active duty service
• Combat Systems Operator (Navigator) and Air Battle Manager =
8 years of active duty service
• Remote Pilots = 6 years
• Some career fields = 6 years Guard or Reserve
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ROTC Optional Activities
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Civil Air Patrol Orientation Flights
Arnold Air Society
Base Visits
Color Guard
Paint Ball, Laser Tag
Intramurals and Tri-Service
Competitions
• Professional Development
Training / Summer Internship
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GRADUATION
• Same day of commencement, become an Air Force
Officer
• At “job-site” in less than 180 days
• Pilots in less than 1 year
• Masters and Doctorate
• Opportunity during your career to earn an advanced degree
• Imagine:
• Your job is to be a full time student (no other job)
• Tuition and books are paid for
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Careers of an Air Force Officer
• Pilot
• Combat Systems Operator
(CSO aka Navigator)
• Air Battle Manager
• Airfield Operator
• Combat Rescue Officer
• Space/Missile
• Intelligence
• Logistics
• Aircraft / Missile Maintenance
• Public Affairs
• Communication (Cyber)
• Force Support (Personnel /
Manpower / Services)
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Judge Advocate
Security Forces
Office of Special Investigation
Scientist
Civil Engineer
Developmental Engineer
Acquisition
Contracting
Finance
Weather
Medical
• Nurse
• Doctor, Physician Ass’t
• Medical Service Corps
• Dentist
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Benefits
Officer Grades and 2011 Salary
Years Service
Monthly
Annual
Second Lieutenant
<1
$2,784
$33,408
First Lieutenant (99%)
2
$3,653
$43,836
First Lieutenant
3
$4,207
$50,484
Captain (95%)
4
$5,286
$63,432
Major (90%)
10
$6,317
$75,804
Does not include:
• Food Allowance (BAS) = $223.84/mo
• Housing Allowance (BAH) = $500-$2,500+/mo
depends on rank, location, and dependant status
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More Benefits
• Retirement
• After 20 years - 50% of last
three years base pay
• After 30 years - 75% of base
pay
• 30 days leave annually
w/Pay
• Health care
• Life Insurance
• Incentive pay
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Sources of
Additional Information
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http://www.afrotc.ku.edu
Captain Benjamin Smith
Recruiting Flight Commander
Air Force ROTC Detachment 280
Phone: (785) 864-1215
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