Welcome to the Air Force ROTC-Detachment 895

AFROTC prepares you to become an officer in the US Air Force.

What is the AFROTC?

The General Military Course is a two-year commitment consisting of aerospace studies and leadership classes. Upon completion, you will compete for selection into the two-year Professional Officer Course (POC) to become an officer. POC cadets receive a monthly stipend and attend a four-week summer training program called Field Training. Successful completion leads to commissioning as second lieutenants and attendance at officer training school. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen, at least 17 years old, and enrolled in an accredited college or university that offers Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC).


Information about the Air Force ROTC program

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CWU Air Force History

History of CWU's Air Force ROTC program

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Interest Form

Air Force ROTC Interest for ROTC

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Honor Guard Request

Requesting an Air Force ROTC Honor Guard form for CWU staff and students

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Student Resources

A collection of resources for both current and prospective students

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Privacy & Security

Privacy and security disclosures for the CWU Air Force ROTC site

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Social Media

Follow CWU's Air Force ROTC program on social media.

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Why Join Air Force ROTC at CWU?  

Our Air Force ROTC is designed to grow, develop, and mentor the future leaders of our nation. AFROTC provides you with benefits, like financial assistance, leadership training, and a guaranteed job upon graduation. However, it also requires a significant commitment of time and effort. A great way to connect is through our Arnold Air Society and our Living-Learning Community. Join us and see where you will lead.

Degree Options

Air Force ROTC offers an Aerospace Studies Minor. Our Aerospace Studies cover an introduction to the Air Force including its history, leadership, and regional information. The information gained prepares you for active duty. 

Popular majors for our AFROTC students: 

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact Academic Advising.

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information.  


Only the Best 

For the third year in a row, the Air Force and Army ROTC at CWU undertook the Norwegian Foot March, a military endurance test. Our cadets marched 18.6-miles along the John Wayne Trail, carrying a rucksack of 24 lbs. Maybe next year you will join them in this mentally and physically straining feat.  

Our History 

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 895, also known as the Cascade Cowboys at CWU was established in June 1951. To learn more, check out our CWU Air Force History.

Additional Information  

For more information, reference U.S Air Force ROTC.

If you are interested in Officer Training School, visit Jeanne M. Holm Center for Accessions and Citizen Development

Reference U.S Air Force and U.S Space Force official websites for more detailed information.  

Questions? Contact Us

Air Force ROTC

Lind Hall - 202A
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7568

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