Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)


Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Operations Flight Commander

Capt Melissa Bierma, USAF | rotcdl@wilkes.edu
10 East South St., Suite A
Wilkes University | 570-408-4872

AFROTC Course Descriptions

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United Stated Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college.

AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.

AFROTC consists of four years of:

  • Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies
  • National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty)
  • a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies)

College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force.

The AFROTC program is currently offered at WILKES UNIVERSITY, but they have a crosstown agreement that allows our students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants.

Is the Air Force in your future?

Due to the shortage of USAF officers over the next two years, AFROTC is now instituting an unprecedented nation-wide new 18 month accelerated AFROTC program for college seniors and graduate students. Students completing the program will have a guaranteed full-time career as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in a field of their choosing.

Students enrolled in this program will receive a tax free stipend of $450 per month for the first semester, then $500 per month for subsequent semesters. Contact melissa.bierma@us.af.mil for more information.