Participate in AFROTC through Det 105 during your years at CU Boulder or one of our affiliated crosstown schools
Serve 4 years in the WORLD’S GREATEST Air Force
AFROTC allows you to earn your college degree and serve your country at the same time. Balancing a normal college lifestyle and military training, we develop quality citizens and premiere leaders of character.
As the Northwest Region's largest detachment, we believe Det 105 offers a unique environment and rich culture. We pride ourselves on successfully training and equipping every cadet to excel as an Air Force leader.
There are multiple scholarships available for all interested applicants in Air Force ROTC. Current high school students can apply for the High School Scholarship Program. Competitive high school applicants have an SAT of 1240 or higher, ACT of 26 or higher, and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Current college students can apply for the In-College Scholarship Program. Applicants are selected by the detachment commander. Demonstrated excellence in academics, ROTC, and physical fitness are musts. Current enlisted airmen are able to apply for either the Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program or the Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC. For qualified enlisted personnel, there is also the Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program.To apply for any scholarship (except Enlisted), you must be a US Citizen by the last day of your first term. Additionally, applicants must pass a Department of Defense Medical Review Board (DODMERB) medical exam. Competitive applicants must also demonstrate the ability to pass the Physical Fitness Test.
In Air Force ROTC you will not only learn the principles of leadership in the classroom, but you will put them into practice outside of the classroom through hands-on management experience and valuable leadership-building exercises. Every week you will have the opportunity to lead your peers in Aerospace Studies classes, Leadership Laboratory, and in cadet-run clubs.
To prepare for a career as an Air Force officer, cadets take courses that focus on the importance of effective leadership, application of leadership concepts, and the role of a military leader in today's society. Air Force ROTC also offers Professional Development Trainings (PDT) that consist of special classes and opportunities in a variety of Air Force career fields. These include Base Visits, Parachute Jumping, Glider Training, Special Tactics Training, and more!
Joining AFROTC gives you the opportunity to enter the Air Force as an officer and leader, which means you will have the responsibility of a management position straight out of college. Additionally, you'll be able to take advantage of ongoing educational opportunities and advanced career/leadership training. You will also receive excellent pay and benefits including healthcare, a housing allowance, and travel opportunities.