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Air Force ROTC

College of Education and Professional Studies


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General Military Course (GMC) Requirements

The General Military Course (GMC) is offered to freshmen and sophomore students who meet the following minimum membership requirements:

  • Enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a cross-town agreement with an Air Force ROTC detachment
  • United States citizen (if on scholarship)
  • In good physical condition
  • Of good moral character
  • Age: 14 years or older to join (Between 17 & 30 years old to receive a scholarship)
  • Complete Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) prior to competing for Field Training; must have a passing AFOQT to attend Field Training
  • Attend both the Aerospace Studies Lecture and Leadership Lab classes each quarter
  • Students with previous college credit may be classified as an AS250 to meet the GMC requirements (AS100 & AS200 academic/leadership requirements) in order to attend Field Training
    • Transfer students typically spend a minimum of 3 years in the program
    • Prior Active Duty members may be eligible for GMC waiver with Detachment Commander approval

Professional Officer Course (POC) Requirements

The Professional Officer Course (POC) is offered to juniors and seniors who have already committed to a four-year post-graduation service commitment with the Air Force.

  • You must meet all the GMC membership requirements and:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be of legal age as required by the state in which you will be attending ROTC - or 17 years old with a parent or guardian's consent
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have two academic years remaining in a degree program (undergraduate, graduate, or combination of both)
  • Participate in both Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratory each quarter
  • Meet the age requirements:
    • Rated (pilot or navigator) - commissioned before reaching the age of 29
    • Scholarship applicants - be less than 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will commission
    • Tech, non-tech, and non-rated - commissioned by age 30 (waiverable up to age 35)
  • Be physically qualified:
  • Have a military certified/qualified physical
    • Typical disqualifiers are:
      • Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, recurrent Exercise Induced Bronchospasms, or Asthmatic Bronchitis (must be confirmed and verified as reliable by medical records or by specialist evaluation)
      • Radial Keratomomy or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis eye surgery Photorefractive Keratectomy for myopia or hyperopia may be waiverable
      • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (waiverable after being off medication for a one year period)
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) prior to commissioning or sooner for Pilot candidates
  • Be selected by a board of Air Force officers
  • Complete a Field Training course
    • 2-week Field Training at Maxwell AFB, AL
  • If you are single with a dependent or married to a military member with dependent, a dependent care plan must be completed. A dependent is defined as anyone incapable of self-care: e.g., child, parent, etc.


Current as of:  Tuesday, 01 November 2022

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