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General Military Course (GMC) Requirements

The General Military Course (GMC) is offered to freshmen, sophomore and transfer 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 - 17 years old to receive a scholarship
  • Complete either the ACT or SAT prior to competing for Field Training
  • Attend both the Aerospace Studies class and Leadership Lab each quarter
  • Transfer students can only start at the 200 Level in the GMC; therefore, this is a 3-Year Program for them

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 Airways 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
    • 4-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:  Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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