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Air Force ROTC

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith works together with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the Air Force to provide leadership training in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC).

The program's primary objective is to commission officers to lead airmen in the United States Air Force. AFROTC consists of structured courses of aerospace studies, leadership training, special activities and summer field training.

Three- and four-year programs are offered. Students can qualify to earn AFROTC scholarships, which can provide up to 100 percent of tuition and most fees as well as money for books and living expenses.

Any qualified UAFS student can start the AFROTC program with no obligation to serve in the military. Upon program completion and college graduation, cadets are awarded the rank of second lieutenant and serve in the active-duty Air Force.

The three- and four-year programs begin during freshman or sophomore year and require completion of a three-week field training course called Leadership, Evaluation, Assessment, and Development (LEAD) after sophomore year.

Occasionally the Air Force offers two-year programs to students not enrolled in ROTC during their first two years of college. If offered, the cadre at Det 030 will discuss specific program details.

Interested students should check their eligibilityand contact the AFROTC admissions officer at the University of Arkansas to apply. Register for the course through the UAFS registrar.

AFROTC offers high school students competitive college scholarship opportunities that cover up to full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend. If you are a high school student interested in an AFROTC scholarship, apply between May 1 and Dec. 1 of your senior year via the Air Force ROTC website. If you are a qualified college student, the Det 030 cadre may nominate you for scholarships once you are in AFROTC.


Air Force ROTC Detachment 030
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Phone: 479-575-3651
Fax: 479-575-7986
Air Force ROTC