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Our Mission…

…to develop premier leaders of character for the Air Force!

At Det 905, our program develops quality leaders for the U.S. Air Force by placing an emphasis on academics, fundamental leadership skills, and physical fitness. The Air Force ROTC program is broken down into two sequential phases. Phase is known as the General Military Course (GMC), and consists of freshman and sophomore level cadets. After successfully completing all GMC requirements, those cadets compete for placement into the the second phase of our program, the Professional Officer Course (POC). Upon selection, but before entering the POC, cadets must successfully complete their GMC capstone exercise known as Field Training. POC cadets are rising junior and senior university students who are actively engaged in developing and executing training programs within the AFROTC cadet corp. The are also largely responsible for the management thereof.

An outline of what you can expect as a cadet in the AFROTC program is detailed below:

General Military Course (GMC)

Freshman: AS 100

Requirements

  • AERO 101 (Fall): The Foundations of USAF I (1 credit hour per semester)
  • AERO 102 (Fall): The Foundations of USAF II (1 credit hour per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)

Sophomore: AS 200

Requirements
  • AERO 201: The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I (1 credit hour per semester)
  • AERO 202: The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (1 credit hour per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)
  • Field Training – Upon completion of your AS 200 year, qualifying cadets must attend summer Field Training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. This is a paid, multi-week training course for AFROTC cadets.

Professional Officer Course (POC)

Junior: AS 300

Requirements
  • AERO 311: Air Force Leadership Studies I (3 credit hours per semester)
  • AERO 312: Air Force Leadership Studies II (3 credit hours per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Fitness (2 credit hours per semester)

Senior: AS 400

Requirements
  • AERO 411: National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I (3 credit hours per semester)
  • AERO 412: National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II (3 credit hours per semester)
  • Leadership Lab / Physical Training (2 credit hours per semester)

Leadership Laboratory (Lead Lab)

Lead Lab is a weekly, cadetrun laboratory during which the entire cadet corps gathers to practice leadership and teamwork fundamentals. The goal of this laboratory is to provide cadets with hands-on military training experiences that will help them be successful officers in today’s Air Force. Many laboratory events are modeled after traditional Air Force ceremonies and activities that are integral to modern Air Force culture.

Physical Training (PT)

Physical fitness is of paramount importance! The PT program at Det 905 is designed to keep our cadets in excellent physical condition while instilling the values of a healthy lifestyle. Cadets are required to attend at least two weekly, morning PT sessions. Our PT program includes a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). The PFA mirrors the current active duty Air Force fitness test, and includes the following components: waist measurements, one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups, and a timed 1.5 mile run.

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Current as of: 14, August 2018