FAQ for Prospective Students

Prospective Students and Cadets

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that pertain to Air Force ROTC at the University of Delaware. General questions can be answered at www.AFROTC.com.

What is the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps?

What is your commitment following commissioning?

What is field training?

How often do I wear my uniform?

What is PT and when does it occur?

What is Leadership Lab?

What other activities are offered with AFROTC at University of Delaware?

Where are the AFROTC offices located at UD?

What classes must I take while in AFROTC?

Do I have to attend University of Delaware?

1. What is the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps?
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Air Force ROTC is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers in the United States Air Force. AFROTC’S mission is to produce leaders for the Air Force by recruiting, educating and commissioning officer candidates based on Air Force requirements. For more information go to the AFROTC web site.

2. What is your commitment following commissioning?
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After you are commissioned, you will be required to serve a minimum of four years on active duty. Depending upon your career selection, you may be required to serve additional years.  Pilots are required to serve a minimum of ten years on active duty and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilots, Combat Systems Officers, and Air Battle Managers are required to serve a minimum of six years on active duty.

3. What is field training?
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Field training is a mandatory three to four week summer training program focused on leadership skills, military bearing, physical conditioning, followership, and expeditionary training. It will hone and polish your strengths, giving you skills needed to be an Professional Officer Course member. You will also receive junior officer training, career orientation, and learn  how the Air Force operates. Field Training usually takes place between your sophomore and junior year at a selected Air Force Base in the United States.

4. How often do I wear my uniform?
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At Det 128, cadets are required to wear one of their uniforms every Tuesday during a normal semester. This includes regular classes in addition to the Air Force classes. Uniforms are also to be worn to PT sessions.

5. What is PT and when does it occur?
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PT, or physical training, is a time when the entire cadet corps meets to maintain physical standards. This occurs every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 AM. Cadets are required to attend all three physical training sessions. Cadets who do not live in the Newark area as a result of attending one of our cross-town schools are still required to attend physical training and will meet with the Operations Flight Commander upon program entry to discuss their participation.

6. What is Leadership Lab?
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Leadership Lab (LLAB) occurs every Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 AM. This is a mandatory class where officer skills are developed and fine-tuned. This course is instructed by junior and senior cadets with guidance from active duty officers.

7. What other activities are offered with AFROTC at the University of Delaware?
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AFROTC at UD offers many extra activities for cadets. Examples include morale events such as intramural sports, paint ball excursions, movie nights, and trips to local historical sites.  The detachment usually hosts a dining-in event in the spring, an awards banquet, and a social event for the holidays.

8. Where are the AFROTC offices located at UD?
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The Air Force office, called the Detachment (Det), is located at 314 Wyoming Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

9. What classes must I take while in AFROTC?
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All first year cadets will enroll in Aerospace Studies AS100 level courses.  Dual-enrolled first year cadets will also register for AS200 level courses.  During the Fall 2015 term, the courses are labeled as AFSC 110, AFSC 150, AFSC 210, and AFSC 250 in the University of Delaware and Wilmington University Systems.  In the Spring 2016 semester, the courses are labeled as AFSC 111, AFSC 151, AFSC 211, and AS251 in the University of Delaware and Wilmington University Systems.  These courses are listed as MSLC 110, 150, etc. in the Delaware State University System. The course schedule for the Fall 2015 semester is listed below:

 

Course / Day / Time / Campus / Bldg & Rm 

AFSC 110/Thur/8:00-9:15AM/U of D/Det Bldg Rm 102

or

AFSC 110/Tues /9:30-10:45AM/U of D/Det Bldg Rm 102

or

AFSC 110/Wed /8:30-9:45AM/DelTech/Ed Bldg Rm 760

 

AFSC 210/Tues/9:30-10:45AM/U of D/Det Bldg Rm 102

or

AFSC 210/Wed /10:00-11:15AM/DelTech/Ed Bldg Rm 760

 

AFSC 150 & 250/Tues/7:00-9:00AM/U of D/ TBD

 

Please note, the underlined classes are open to all Dover area cadets.  Dover area cadets who are not able to attend the scheduled course on Wednesday are required to attend their AFSC course on the University of Delaware campus.  All Leadership Laboratory classes (AFSC 150 & AFSC 250), unless otherwise announced, are held on the University of Delaware campus.

10. Do I have to attend University of Delaware?
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Detachment 128 is associated with several schools including:University of DelawareWilmington UniversityDelaware State University, and Delaware Technical Community College. Schools other than the University of Delaware are considered ‘Cross-Town’ Schools. The cadets who attend these schools, attend their regular classes there and attend the Leadership Lab and Aerospace class at the University of Delaware.

Interested or Have Additional Questions? Contact our Recruiting Flight Commander for more information and answers regarding the program Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at (302) 831-2863, or via email.