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OHIO University AFROTC: About AFROTC

 

 

What is AFROTC?

 

AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) is an officer commissioning program for the United States Air Force. Many colleges and universities around the country host such programs. The following links will help answer some possible questions you may have about the program including scholarships, classes, information for parents and more.

 

For more information you can check out these web sites:

 

FAQs @ AFROTC.com

Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accession and Citizen Development

If you have questions about AFROTC at Ohio University specifically, please contact us either via email, regular mail or by phone. All contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

What will I be doing after college?

Our program is devised specifically to train and produce quality second lieutenants in the USAF. This means that if you are willing to work hard and prove you're capable, you will graduate with a job with great pay, benefits and also assisted tuition if you are looking to further your education!

Here are some links to show what kinds of careers you can have and what kind of benefits the Air Force can provide:

All Career Listing @ AFROTC.com

Career Search @ AFROTC.com

Current Pay and Benefits:

Current Officer Pay Charts

Officer's Life @ AFROTC.com

AFROTC Scholarships

One of the largest attractions of AFROTC is the scholarship money available.  The following links have everything you need to know about scholarships available from AFROTC:

Scholarship Summary @ AFROTC.com

Scholarship FAQs @ AFROTC.com

You can also apply online for AFROTC scholarships at any of the above web sites. Just follow the appropriate link for high school students, in-college students, and enlisted personnel.

Ohio University has an extensive listing of scholarships available for incoming and current students of the University. The the link below will provide you with a good start on getting a scholarship at Ohio University.

Ohio University Scholarships

Courses
 
Aerospace Studies 100

Description: AST 100 is 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, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
 
Course Objectives: The AST 100 student should know the organizational structure of the Air Force, and understand the customs and courtesies and professional appearance required of an Air Force officer. The individual should know the Air Force Core Values and understand the concepts of professionalism and officership as they apply to the military along with the opportunities and benefits available to an Air Force officer. The individual should demonstrate basic communicative skills.

Aerospace Studies 200

Description: AST 200 is a course designed to examine 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 of 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 and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the students 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 with 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 followership experiences.
 
Course Objectives: The AST 200 student should know the key terms and definitions used to describe air and space power. The individual should know the events, leaders, and technical developments which surrounded the evolution and employment of USAF air and space power. The individual should demonstrate the basic verbal and written communication skills. The individual should know the Air Force core values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of US Air and Space power.
 
Aerospace Studies 300

Description: AST 300 is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior 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. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course.
 
Course Objectives: The AST 300 cadet should comprehend selected individual leadership skills and personal strengths and weaknesses as applied in an Air Force environment. The individual should comprehend the responsibility and authority of an Air Force officer, the Air Force officer's responsibilities in the counseling and feedback process, and the selected duties and responsibilities as a subordinate leader. The individual should comprehend and apply concepts of ethical behavior as well as comprehend the selected concepts, principles, and theories of quality in Air Force leadership and management. The individual should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style.

Aerospace Studies 400

Description: AST 400 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.

Course Objectives: The AST 400 cadet should comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. The individual should comprehend the air and space power functions and competencies. Also, the individual should understand selected roles of the military in society and current issues affecting the military profession as well as selected provisions of the military justice system. The individual should comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander. The individual should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. The individual should comprehend the factors which facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.
 
Leadership Laboratory

Aerospace Studies Leadership Laboratory (LLab) is a requisite with AS 100, 200, 300, and 400 courses. LLab is the application of personal leadership skills, demonstration of command, effective communication, individual leadership instruction, physical fitness training, and knowledge of US Air Force customs and courtesies.

AFROTC Detachment 650 
Ohio University 
Bromley Hall 159
Athens, Ohio 45701 
740.593.1343 
Current as of '29 Jan 14'

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