Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

What is Air Force ROTC? AFROTC prepares students to become commissioned officers in the US Air Force, as they pursue their degree. Air Force ROTC's mission is to develop premier leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force

What we do? We combine a college education with leadership training and a physical fitness regimen.

Aerospace Studies

The objective of the Department of Aerospace Studies is to develop leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the United States Air Force (USAF). To meet this objective, the department offers a four-year Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program where students enroll at the beginning of their freshman year and continue through award of a bachelor's degree and commissioning into the USAF. Currently, the four-year program can be modified to meet the academic need of the student, to include a three-year and a two-year model.

Students interested in the program can enroll in a 1 credit hour survey course and leadership lab  (AERO 1310 and AERO 1010).  Participation in the survey course in no way obligates the student to the USAF. Any BS/BA degree program is eligible.

In-college scholarships and study abroad opportunities are available.  If you are interested, enroll in AERO 1010 and AERO 1310 and contact the AFROTC Recruiting Officer at (402) 554-2318 or Email:  unoafrotc@unomaha.edu for more information.

Example Four-Year Program Course Overview

(call to discuss other program options)

AERO 1010 - Leadership Lab (0 Credit Hours - All Four Years) Air Force ROTC is fundamentally a leadership program. You will not only develop your knowledge and skills as a leader in the classroom, you will also apply them for two hours per week in the Leadership Laboratory, as well as develop your physical fitness.

First Year
This survey course focuses on the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership and professionalism. It covers an overview of the foundations of the Air Force, basic communication skills, and life as an Air Force Officer.
Fall
AERO 1310FOUNDATIONS OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE I1
Spring
AERO 1320FOUNDATIONS OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE II1
Second Year
This survey Course covers the history of air power in the United States, including the employment of air power in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. It also covers the peaceful employment of U.S. air power in civil actions, space exploration support, scientific missions, and cyber operations.
Fall
AERO 2310THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER I1
Spring
AERO 2320THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER II1
Summer
Leadership Evaluation And Development (LEAD) During the summer after the sophomore year, cadets will participate in LEAD. This rigorous program offers them the opportunity to develop their skills as both a leader and team member. LEAD activities include physical conditioning, marksmanship training, Air Force specialty orientation, confidence course, aircraft and crew orientation, human relations, drill and ceremonies, leadership studies, and expeditionary leadership activities.
Third Year
(Service obligation) These courses study the importance of quality leadership and management, the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables that affect leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts. Students will deal with actual problems and complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership Laboratory.
Fall
AERO 3110AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP STUDIES I3
Spring
AERO 3120AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP STUDIES II3
Fourth Year
(Service obligation) These courses are designed to prepare cadets for their first active duty assignment as an Officer in the Air Force. In this course, cadets learn about the role of a professional military leader in a democratic society and societal attitudes toward the armed forces. They also learn the requisites for maintaining adequate national defense structure, the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness, military law and the overall policy-making process.
Fall
AERO 4110NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS/PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY, I3
Spring
AERO 4120NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS/PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY, II3
Graduate and commission as an Active Duty Second Lieutenant in the USAF!
 
Program Benefits:
  • Stay fit!
  • Competitive scholarships (cover tuition, fees, and provide a monthly stipend)
  • Third and fourth year cadets receive a monthly tax free stipend between $450 - $500
  • Military training
  • Community Service
  • Social Events
  • Friendships to last a lifetime!

For more information go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/air-force-rotc, or contact us at 402-554-2318.
Email: unoafrotc@unomaha.edu

Air Force ROTC is more than a career choice; it’s a unique life experience!