Air Force ROTC

Student in the AFROTC Cooperative Program with Fayetteville State University (photograph courtesy of Fayetteville State University)

Air Force ROTC Cooperative with Fayetteville State University

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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 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (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.

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.. Students enroll in Air Force ROTC classes at the same time and in the same manner as they do for their other college courses. Classes are taught on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

Enrollment Criteria

The first two years of the Air Force ROTC college program, the General Military Course (GMC), are open to all students who are at least 14 years old. The last two years of the college program is the Professional Officers Course (POC). Scholarship and POC cadets are on contract and must meet the 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 and three. The above criteria may change each academic year. Reference www.afrotc.com for the latest information.

Four-Year Program

The first two years of the Air Force ROTC four-year program, the General Military Course (GMC), consists of one hour of classroom work, two hours of physical fitness training, and a two-hour 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), unit commander evaluation, and standardized test scores (e.g., ACT, SAT, and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test) to determine a student’s officer potential.

After selection, students must complete a summer four-week field training encampment at an assigned Air Force base before entering the Professional Officers Course (POC). Cadets enrolled in the POC attend three hours of classroom work, two hours of physical fitness training, and two hours of leadership laboratory each week.

In the POC, cadets apply what they learned in the General Military Course (GMC) and at their field training encampment. Professional Officer Course (POC) cadets conduct the leadership laboratories and lead the unit’s cadet wing. Each AFROTC detachment includes a cadet wing based on the Air Force organizational structure of flight, squadron, group, and wing. POC classes are small. Emphasis is on group discussions and cadet presentations.

Classroom topics include leadership, 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 POC cadets a $500 nontaxable subsistence allowance paid monthly until the student graduates, is commissioned, or is disenrolled. This allowance has a 600-day maximum. GMC cadets on scholarship (contracted) also receive the subsistence allowance. However, GMC contracted cadets do not receive the allowance during the summer.

Note: AFROTC offers the one, two, three and four year programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Please call or email for more information.

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Air Force ROTC Courses

ARS 1110, 1120 FOUNDATION OF THE USAF I & II (1 s.h. each)

This survey course is 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.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: ARS 1110 fall; ARS 1120 spring


ARS 2110, 2120 EVOLUTION OF AIR AND SPACE POWER I & II (1 s.h. each)

This survey course is designed to facilitate the transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. It examines the general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems in the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension (e.g., Principles of War, Tenets of Air and Space Power). As a whole, this course provides the cadets with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values, through the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders, and will continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with opportunities for applied leadership experiences discussed in class.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: ARS 2110 fall; ARS 2120 spring


ARS 3110, 3112 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP STUDIES I & II (3 s.h. each)

This course guides the student through a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior commissioned officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with opportunities for applied leadership experiences discussed in class.

Prerequisite: Only contracted AFROTC cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: ARS 3110 fall; 3120 spring


ARS 4110, 4120 NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS & PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY I & II (3 s.h. each)

This course 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.

Prerequisite: Only contracted AFROTC cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: ARS 4110 fall; ARS 4120 spring