About The Program

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow leaders for our nation's Air Force. We emphasize development of the whole person (academics, fitness, and leadership). We expect to quickly grow into one of the biggest and best AFROTC detachments in the nation, building upon the Air Force core values of "Integrity, Service, and Excellence."

AFROTC Det 003

Air Force ROTC Detachment 003 was established in 2003 at the University of Houston. Students from 17 colleges and universities in the surrounding area may participate in Air Force ROTC at the University of Houston. The offices for AFROTC Det 003 are located on campus at UH in the Susanna Garrison Gymnasium.

WHAT IS ROTC?

imageAir Force ROTC offers a Three or Four-Year Program.

The program begins with the General Military Course. As a freshman or sophomore, you'll normally attend one hour of class and two hours of Leadership Laboratory each week. As a freshman, you'll study the role of the Air Force in the modern world; as a sophomore, the history of the Air Force. Before entering the Professional Officer Course, you'll attend a four-week summer Field Training that offers you a firsthand look at the Air Force environment.

During your junior and senior years, you'll complete the Professional Officer Course where you will study management principles, national defense policy and also manage, organize, direct, and evaluate the cadet wing activities. During Leadership Laboratory, you will learn about Air Force customs and courtesies, develop leadership and management skills and explore Air Force officer career opportunities.

When you complete the ROTC program and receive your degree, you will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Non-flying officers serve a 4-year commitment on active duty, navigators serve 6 years after training, and pilots 10 years after training.

OPPORTUNITIES

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If you are a motivated student in high school or college, then you may be just the kind of person our Nation's Air Force is looking for! You may be asking yourself, "What is Air Force ROTC and what does it have to offer me?"

Air Force ROTC. (Reserve Officer Training Corps) prepares students for careers as Air Force Officers through a college level curriculum. It is an educational program that prepares men and women to become future leaders of the United States Air Force while completing their degrees.

AFROTC offers many scholarship opportunities to help you pay for school, and a guaranteed job after graduation. The Air Force is always in need of new officers in a variety of career fields. Today's officers are offered technical training opportunities, advanced education, equal pay and promotions, vacation benefits, and an excellent retirement plan.

Visit the Air Force Officer Career Fields web site