• What is ROTC?
    • AFROTC stands for Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. This is a 3-4 year program candidates go through on the road to commissioning into the Air Force as an Active Duty Officer
    • To find more details on AFROTC, follow this link to the official website.
    • You must have 3 years at a minimum still in school to join...yes it may also be a Grad program.
  • Why join Det 670?
    • The home of the Flyin’ Cowboys provides a unique and one-of-a-kind ROTC experience. With our Student First, Cadet Always approach, this program not only provides cadets with the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow, but provides a common space where life-long friendships can form.
  • How do I apply? THERE IS NO APPLICATION
    • Talk to your advisor about enrolling in Aerospace Studies (“AERO”) courses. 
    • Freshman need to enroll in AERO 1111, this will put you on our list and we will reach out to you over the summer to inform you about in-processing and orientation. If you are joining in the Spring semester of your Freshman year, enroll in AERO 1211. You will have to enroll in AERO 1111 and 2111 your Sophomore year to make up the freshman class you missed. 
    • Sophomores will need to enroll in AERO 1111 and 2111 to get started in the program and will do their Freshman/Sophomore classes together (both 1 hr classes)
    • Crosstown students:You will enroll in all your classes at your respective college and enroll at OSU as a “non-degree seeking student” through an OSU advisor. Your classes will be held on Thursdays along with LLAB (4:30-6:30) so you only drive to campus once a week.
    •  For more information of what these classes entail, follow the link to the course catalog. (attach hyperlink)
  • How much time will ROTC take up?
    • While time commitment is dependent upon cadet involvement, here at Det 670, we live up to the motto Student First, Cadet Always. 
    • Freshman/Sophomore: AS class (1 hr), PT (2x a week for 1 hr) and LLAB (4:30-6:30 every Thursday)
    • Junior/Senior: The same time commitment as above except your AS class will be 3 credit hours and you will have a POC, upperclassmen, job at the detachment. 
  • How do I become a Pilot?
    • Please visit https://www.airforce.com/ to find out about all the job opportunities
    • You will meet a board your Junior year and will compete with other ROTC cadets across the nation for Pilot positions. There is no “average” number of pilot positions given out each year.
    • It doesn’t matter what your degree is in order to apply for a Pilot slot...just that you have a high GPA
    • Tech vs. non-tech degrees? Yes, the AF favors Tech degrees over non-tech degrees...but not if you have a low GPA
    • Contracts/commitments are all different depending on what job you get. Pilot=10 year commitment, Intelligence=4 year...it’s all different
  • Are there scholarship opportunities?
    • Yes, scholarships are available to compete for starting the Spring semester of your Freshman year. Criteria include Medically qualified, GPA qualified, PFA (physical fitness assessment) qualified
  • What are the PT requirements?
    • Cadets are required to attend two PT sessions per week, and must score a minimum 85% on the Physical Fitness Assessment. PFA standard can be found here (“here: hyperlink to PFA scoring charts for males/females under 30)
  • Can I still be involved with other clubs/organizations?
    • Det 670 strongly encourages its cadets to engage in campus culture and extracurricular activities outside of ROTC. Whether this means participating in the student body, being in a sorority or fraternity, or volunteering with local organizations, our detachment’s Student First, Cadet Always mindset allows for flexibility in student life. 
  • What is a cross-town cadet and how is it different?
    • A cross-town cadet is a student that attends another university aside from OSU full-time, and they participate as an active cadet in AFROTC. The experience is different because cross-town cadets have both AS class and LLAB on the same day to make only one trip to Stillwater in the week. 
    • Crosstown students:You will enroll in all your classes at your respective college and enroll at OSU as a “non-degree seeking student” through an OSU advisor. Your classes will be held on Thursdays along with LLAB (4:30-6:30) so you only drive to campus once a week.
  • How can I succeed in this program?
    • Get involved! For more ways to get involved, check out extracurriculars offered at Det 670 such as Arnold Air Society and Pershing Rifles.
  • When will I be contracted?
    • You will not be contracted until the summer after your Sophomore year, unless you get a scholarship. Scholarship cadets are contracted right away.
    • You will be contracted BEFORE you know what your AF job is.