FAQs

What is Air Force ROTC?

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. Air Force ROTC offers three routes to an Air Force commission at over 600 institutions throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

What are the Qualifications?

To be eligible to join AFROTC, the following is required:
-Be a U.S. Citizen (Non-U.S. Citizens may participate under certain conditions.)
-Be age 14 or older.
-Be a student enrolled at an accredited college that hosts an AFROTC unit or a college or junior college having a cross-town agreement with the the host institution/AFROTC unit.
-Participate in both Air Force ROTC courses and Leadership Laboratory.
-Be of good moral character.

How do I enroll?

To enroll in Air Force ROTC at the University of Alabama, you simply register for AFROTC classes as you would register for any other course.
Fall Term
Freshmen register for AFS 110 and AFS 101
Sophomores register for AFS 230 and AFS 201
Spring Term
Freshmen register for AFS 120 and AFS 102
Sophomores register for AFS 240 and AFS 202
All others, including graduate students, should contact us at 205-348-5900 to see if you are eligible.
In addition to class, you will be required to attend physical training twice a week.

What is the Physical Fitness Test (PFT)?

The PFT is taken every fall and spring term while a cadet is enrolled in Air Force ROTC. Cadets in the GMC not on scholarship must attempt the test but do not have to pass. Scholarship cadets and cadets in the POC, however, must pass the test each fall and spring term.

The PFT is composed of an abdominal circumference measurement and three events in the following order:

-Push-ups
-Crunches
-1.5-mile run

All events must be completed. There is a five minute rest period between each event. You must meet the overall score of at least 75 points and meet the minimum requirement in each event to pass the PFT.

What is Field Training?

During the summer after your sophomore year, you will participate in field training. This rigorous program involves physical conditioning, weapons training and survival training. But more than that, Field Training is your opportunity to develop your skills as both a leader and team member.

Field Training is required for all cadets who seek membership in the Professional Officer Course (POC ).

I have more questions, who do I contact?

If you have more questions please contact our Detachment directly at 205-348-5900 or afrotc@bama.ua.edu for more information. You can also find more information at the Air Force ROTC FAQ page.