Cadet Life

Program timeline
The timeline provides a focus and information by year.  For freshman year, the program focus is on followership, training, and personal growth.  That year you'll begin your medical clearance and also compete for scholarships.  During your sophomore year we focus on mentorship, critical thinking and Wingman culture.  That year you'll have to solidify a major of study and again be able to compete for scholarships.  After your sophomore year, you'll attend field training, which is a basic officer training in Alabama.  During your junior year we'll emphasize team leadership, decision making and solidify your identity both in the Air Force and within yourself.  That same year you'll select your Air Force Career Field and receive a monthly stipend.  Your last year in the program we focus on organizational leadership, ethical reasoning, program integration as a leader in the cadet wing.  You'll also apply for a base of preference while still receiving a monthly stipend.  Upon graduation you are commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and will then transition to Active Duty service.

Leadership Development is at the core of the Air Force ROTC program.  And while we emphasize physical training, academics and discipline the cadets find time to have fun (see galleries below).

Wingman culture

Detachment 027 embraces the Air Force tradition of supporting our fellow Airmen.  The cadet wing has a strong mentorship program and mandates counseling and other support functions (e.g. Academic, Physical Training,etc.) within the chain of command.  Once enrolled, cadets find their strongest bonds in Air Force ROTC, much more than sports teams, clubs, sororities, fraternities, etc.  

Detachment Cadre and Cadet Wing leadership demand ALL cadets assume responsibility for one another's well being. It's an extremely rewarding feeling to know you're not alone when struggling in new surroundings, intense studies and experiencing unfamiliar emotions while in college.

Detachment newsletter

The Eagle

Academic Year 2013-2014
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Academic Year 2012-2013
Fall, Issue 1
Fall, Issue 2
Fall, Issue 3
Spring, Issue 1
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