Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Major
Interested in a higher calling? UWA offers nationwide college program, AFROTC which is the same offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. It prepares you to become an officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously earning a college degree. AFROTC is available at the University of West Alabama (UWA) by a Cross-town Agreement between University of Alabama (UA) and UWA. This allows UWA students, such as yourself, to participate in the AFROTC program at UA. Visit www.ua.edu/afrotc, Facebook (Detachment 010) or www.uwa.edu/afrotc
AFROTC is divided into two courses, General Military Course and Professional Officer Course. To complete the program, a student must complete all four years.
General Military Course
- AF Studies 100 level – Foundations of the USAF & Leadership Laboratory
- AF Studies 200 level – Evolution of USAF and Space Power & Leadership Laboratory
Professional Officer Course
- AF Studies 300 level – Air Force Leadership Studies & Leadership Laboratory
- AF Studies 400 level – National Security Affairs/ Preparation for Active Duty & Leadership Laboratory
- Member of Honor Color Guard
- Member of Sabre Drill Team
- Visits to Air Force Bases
- Participate in annual sports competitions with other AFROTC detachments
- Exciting summer professional development training opportunities
- Compete for scholarships, like Project Global Officer (GO) which is a DOD-sponsored language scholarship program, career field scholarships, In College Scholarships, etc.
Job Placement and Career Preparation
Upon successfully completing college and the AFROTC program, the student/cadets are commissioned as an Air Force Second Lieutenant on active duty. Job placement is 100%. Career field choices ranges from logistics, personnel, lawyer, doctors, engineers, nurses, special investigators, cyberspace operations, pilot, weather, navigators, acquisition, maintenance, and finance to special duty jobs like recruiting, instructors, training, and historians. Some career fields require specific degrees in order to be placed in that area.