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R.O.T.C. - Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
In addition to your normal college coursework, Air Force ROTC courses and hands-on leadership opportunities will complement your major and push you to make the most of your college life and your career.
Classes take place in college classrooms, equipped with everything needed for learning in a comfortable and positive atmosphere. Computers and other helpful facilities will be located at the Air Force ROTC detachment 365 (cross-town schools include: Harvard, Tufts, Wellesley, Salem State, Gordon, Endicott) and all convene at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The staff includes a Professor of Aerospace Studies (PAS), two Assistant PAS and Administration Support - two NCOs and one MIT employee.
General Military Course (GMC) - First two years
* Freshmen and sophomores (every Tuesday classes at MIT, three hours a week)
* One-hour AS class and two-hour LLAB each week
* Physical Training - two times per week (done on own at Endicott)
Professional Officer Course (POC) - Last two years
* Juniors and above
* Conduct LLAB and manage the corps
* Three hours of AS class and two-hour LLAB each week
* Physical Training - two times per week
* Competitive for selection - Based on GPA, PFT, AFOQT, FT
The Air Force ROTC curriculum is organized by aerospace class and separated into four major areas:
1. Profession of Arms
Gain knowledge in military officership, military law, laws of armed conflict, and military customs and courtesies.
2. Communication Skills
Cadets develop enhanced oral and written communication skills critical to military leadership.
3. Leadership Studies
Develop leadership and management skills through a better understanding of the different aspects and functions of military leadership.
4. Military Studies/International Security Studies
Gain a better understanding of the nature of conflict and how the United States military forces, particularly aerospace forces, are developed, organized and employed
Focus for each year
AS 100: Uniform wear, Basic drill, Group leadership problems
AS 200: Preparation for field training
AS 300: Practice new POC skills, Flying slots
AS 400: Manage cadet corps, Receive AD assignments
Four-year Program Classes
Freshman - No Service Obligation
Fall: Aerospace Studies 101
Spring: Aerospace Studies 102
Sophomore - Service Obligation if on Scholarship
Fall: Aerospace Studies 201
Spring: Aerospace Studies 202
A four- or six-week program involving physical conditioning, weapons training and survival training, as well as an opportunity to develop skills as both a leader and team member.
Junior - Must Contract
Fall: Aerospace Studies 301
Spring: Aerospace Studies 302
Fall: Aerospace Studies 401
Spring: Aerospace Studies 402
Graduation and Commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force
ROTC - Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
The military science and leadership program (Army ROTC) integrates leadership and management training with realistic hands-on experience. Students will develop highly marketable leadership skills such as organizational-management, team-building, and decision-making as well as increase their technical expertise and military tactical knowledge. Students are eligible for full-tuition scholarships and the opportunity to complete a variety of military instruction such as Pentagon internships and adventure training. The military science curriculum complements regular college courses, athletic participation, and extracurricular activities, and does NOT preclude such participation