Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force while earning an undergraduate degree.

There are many career fields open to officers in the Air and Space Forces. If you have the dedication and desire to serve your nation as an officer, Air Force ROTC is waiting for you.

Air Force ROTC at VMI

The VMI Air Force ROTC program prepares cadets for service in air, space, and cyberspace within the Department of the Air Force, which hosts both the U.S. Air Force and the new U.S. Space Force service branches. Cadets who complete the Air Force ROTC program may commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or, if selected, in the U.S. Space Force at an equivalent rank yet to be determined.

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Vice President of the United States Visits VMI Cadets

On September 10th, 2020, VMI welcomed the Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence with Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy ’96 and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz ’96. Air Force ROTC cadets were able to hear from the Vice President when he flew in on Thursday.

Read more about the Vice President's visit

Det 880 Adapts to Unique Challenge of COVID-19

Air Force ROTC Detachment 880 has worked hard to adjust its training activities to meet the unprecedented demands of a world struck by the coronavirus pandemic.  Every area of the AFROTC program has evolved to adhere to mask usage, social distancing, and other COVID guidelines.

Read more about these adaptations