What is the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps?

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to become a United States Air Force or Space Force officer while completing their college degree. The program, combining traditional college education with military instruction, will prepare you to tackle the leadership challenges awaiting you in the Air Force and Space Force of the 21st century. Unless you're already on an ROTC scholarship, you'll have no initial commitment for your first term. Check out the program and see if it is for you.

How can I join the Air Force ROTC?

Even though Air Force ROTC DET 842 is located at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), UIW students are welcome to join our program in accordance with the crosstown agreement between UTSA and UIW.

UIW students can attend UTSA as a special non-degree seeking student for the sole purpose of participating in the AFROTC program. Students would attend AFROTC classes at UTSA's main campus and physical training with the cadet corps. Students do not need to apply to UTSA admissions in order to join the Air Force ROTC.

As a freshman or sophomore cadet, students can expect to spend about five hours in AFROTC activities per week, not including travel time. The biggest hurdle for crosstown cadets is working out a schedule conflict between both universities’ classes. The freshman/sophomore AFROTC classes at UTSA are one-credit-hour courses. Students can register for a Tuesday or Thursday class.

When registering for class, the student will be automatically registered for a two-hour lab on Thursday 4 - 5:45 p.m. and join the cadet corps for physical training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Contact Mr. Agustin Llano at (210) 458-4624 or agustin.llano@utsa.edu or afrotc@uiwtx.edu for more information on the crosstown program and AFROTC registration.