About Our Program

At Detachment 905 our mission is clear: develop quality leaders for the Air Force. Our program develops those leaders by putting an emphasis on academics, leadership, and physical fitness. The Air Force ROTC program is broken down into two different phases. The first phase is called the General Military Course (GMC) and consists of freshman and sophomore cadets. After completing all GMC requirements, cadets compete to earn a slot in the second phase, the Professional Officer Course (POC). However, before entering the POC, cadets must successfully complete Field Training. As a junior and senior in the POC, cadets are actively engaged in conducting leadership training and managing the cadet corps. The following is what the typical student can expect when going through Air Force ROTC.

General Military Course (GMC)

Freshman: AS 100

Requirements

  • Aerospace 100 class: Introduction to the Air Force (1 credit hour per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)

Sophomore: AS 200

Requirements

  • Aerospace 200 class: History of Air Power (1 credit hour per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)
  • Field Training - Upon completion of AS 200 year, cadets who qualify must attend Field Training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. This is a paid 28-day training course for ROTC cadets.

Professional Officer Course (POC)

Junior: AS 300

Requirements

  • Aerospace 300 class: Air Force Leadership Studies (3 credit hours per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Fitness (2 credit hours per semester)

Senior: AS 400

Requirements

  • Aerospace 400 class: Air Force Leadership Studies (3 credit hours per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)

Leadership Laboratory (Lead Lab)

Lead Lab is a weekly cadet-run lab in which the entire cadet corps gathers to learn the fundamentals of leadership and teamwork. The goal of this training environment is to provide cadets with the hands-on training and experiences necessary to be a successful officer in today's demanding Air Force environment. Many of the labs are modeled after actual Air Force ceremonies and events.

Physical Training (PT)

Physical fitness is of paramount importance in today's Air Force. The PT program at Det 905 is designed to keep our cadets in top physical condition while instilling the values of a healthy lifestyle. Cadets are required to attend at least two sessions per week. Our PT program also includes a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). The PFA mirrors that of the active duty fitness test and includes a waist measurement, one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups, and a timed 1.5 mile run.