Established in 1951, the award-winning Air Force ROTC “Cascade Cowboys” develops knowledge, character, and motivation as cadets are commissioned as USAF second lieutenants. Additionally, the nationally ranked Army ROTC “Wildcat Battalion,” founded in 1981 and named for the university’s mascot, produces distinguished military graduates.
• Develop discipline and hone abilities and skills in leadership development, problem solving, professional ethics, and strategic planning, while training to become an officer in the United States Military and a fulfilling civilian career.
• Have your college paid for in part, or fully, through scholarships.
The CWU Air Force program is award winning and nationally regarded. Since 2009, CWU’s Air Force ROTC been named both the No. 1 regional and top national unit in its classification.
CWU's Airforce ROTC program is award winning, challenging, demanding, and fulfilling.
ROTC classroom and field training take place both in the classroom and in the field and are mixed with academic studies.
ROTC student benefits include academic counseling and planning assistance, and the opportunity to reside in the ROTC Living/Learning Community.
College is partially or fully funded through scholarships and/or receive a monthly stipend for ROTC students. Try one of our programs during your freshman and sophomore years without a required military commitment.
ROTC students learn to fly a plane—or jump out of one—and get in the best physical shape of your life, master combat techniques, learn about the world, and train for leadership.
Prepare for an exciting career by becoming a military officer.
Since 2009, CWU’s Air Force ROTC been named both the No. 1 regional and top national unit in its classification. It was also earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.
CWU’s cadet corps has led the nation in physical fitness several times, and it has won the Northwest Region Air Force ROTC Standard Bearer Competition, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of cadets.