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Air Force ROTC Cooperative with Fayetteville State University

Methodist University has a cross-enrollment agreement with Fayetteville State University, whereby Methodist students can pursue a commission in the United States Air Force. Methodist students can enroll in courses conducted by the Department of Aerospace Studies at Fayetteville State University. The full-time day student is not charged additional tuition for an AFROTC course unless the number of semester hours he/she is taking exceeds eighteen. Then the student must pay the regular academic rate for each semester hour beyond the eighteen-hour full-time load.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at Detachment 607 is a voluntary educational program designed to provide University students an opportunity to earn an Air Force commission while simultaneously working toward a degree. The AFROTC Mission is to produce leaders for the Air Force and build better citizens for America. Student enroll in Air Force ROTC classes at the same time and in the same manner as for other college courses. Classes are taught at Fayetteville State University.

Four-Year Program
The first two years of the Air Force ROTC four-year program, the General Military Course (GMC), consist on one hour of classroom work and two hours of leadership laboratory each week. Upon completion of the General Military Course (GMC) requirements, cadets who wish to compete for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officers Course (POC), must do so under the requirements of the POC selection process (PSP). This system uses qualitative factors, such as grade-point average (GPA), and unit commander evaluation, to determine a students officer potential. After selection, students must successfully complete a summer four-week field training encampment at Maxwell Air Force Base before entering the Professional Officers Course (POC). Cadets enrolled in the POC attend class three hours a week and participate in a weekly leadership laboratory lasting for two hours.

In the POC, cadets apply what they have learned in the General Military Course (GMC) and at field training. Professional Officer Corps cadets conduct the leadership laboratories and manage the unit's cadet corps. Each unit has a cadet corps based on the Air Force organizational pattern of flight, squadron, group, and wing. POC classes are small. Emphasis is on group discussions and cadet presentations. Classroom topics include management, communication skills, and the national defense policy.

Once enrolled in the POC, all cadets are enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and assigned to the Obligated Reserve Section. This entitles them to a monthly $450-$500 nontaxable subsistence allowance paid until the student graduates, is commissioned, or is disenrolled. This allowance has a 600 day maximum. GMC cadets on scholarship (contracted) also receive a subsistence allowance. However, GMC contracted cadets do not receive the allowance during the summer.

Enrollment Criteria
The first two years of the Air Force ROTC college program, the GMC, are open to all students who are at least 14 years old. Second-year scholarship cadets and all cadets entering the last two years of the college program, the POC, must be at least 17 years old. These contract cadets must meet Air Force ROTC and Department of Defense eligibility standards ranging from physical fitness to U.S. citizenship.

Scholarships
Current emphasis in the Air Force ROTC College Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to candidates pursuing undergraduate engineering or other scientific and technical disciplines. Nearly 90 percent of Air Force ROTC scholarships are awarded to students in these disciplines. However, students in every degree program enjoy scholarship opportunities, as the Air Force seeks to engage students who excel both academically and militarily. Scholarships are awarded in increments of four, three, three and a half, and two and a half years.

All scholarships cadets are required to meet certain academic, military, and physical fitness standards to earn and maintain scholarship benefits. Prior service applicants may have the age limit extended by the total days of active duty military service, up to a maximum of four years.

Basic AFROTC Qualification Criteria (all): U.S. citizen by enlistment date; full-time college student at approved cross-town school; no history of asthma; no history of drug use; not a single parent, or married to a military member with kids; minimum civil involvement (traffic tickets, etc.); must pass PFT prior to attending field training, and have a minimum 2.0 CGPA.

Medical: Must pass physical to earn a spot for field training and contract as a POC cadet and must pass physical to activate scholarship; pilots and navigators must pass appropriate physical and eye sight criteria; must meet Air Force height and weight standards.

Contact the Air Force ROTC Program

Air Force ROTC Detachment
Fayetteville State Univeristy
LTC Gradnrgo
(910) 672-1464
Bldg #13


AIR FORCE ROTC COURSES

ARS 111 & 112 INTRODUCTION TO THE AIR FORCE TODAY (1 s.h. each)
A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, group leadership programs, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences. 111 is taught in the fall semester; 112 is taught in the spring semester.

ARS 211 & 212 THE AIR FORCE WAY (1 s.h. each)
A survey course designed to facilitate the transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Featured topics include: Air Force heritage and leaders, Quality Air Force, an introduction to ethics and values, introduction to leadership, group leadership problems, and continuing application of communication skills. Leadership laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with their first opportunity for applied leadership experiences discussed in class. 211 is taught in the fall semester; 212 is taught in the spring semester.

ARS 311 & 312 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (3 s.h. each)
A survey course designed to facilitate the transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Featured topics include: Air Force heritage and leaders, Quality Air Force, an introduction to ethics and values, introduction to leadership, group leadership problems, and continuing application of communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with their first opportunity for applied leadership experiences discussed in class. 311 is taught in the fall semester; 312 is taught in the spring semester.

ARS 411 & 412 NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (3 s.h. each)
Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. 411 is taught in the fall semester; 412 is taught in the spring semester.

 

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