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AFROTC Summer Training

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Cooper M, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Cooper M

    Cooper M Member

    Nov 1, 2014
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    I just received a type seven AFROTC scholarship and I am curious how the summer training for ROTC compares to that done by the academies which I have also applied for.
  2. enskaisin

    enskaisin 5-Year Member

    Dec 14, 2010
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    Do you mean Field Training? If so, it's more of an evaluation than a training event, which you attend through a competitive selection process after two years in the program. This allows officers from outside of your detachment to get eyes on you and confirm if you're ready to become a member of the POC (AFROTC upperclassmen). Google AFROTC field training manual and take some time looking through it- it has a generic schedule and a lot of other information.

    There is currently no other mandatory AFROTC summer training but there are opportunities out there for high-speed cadets. There's Project GO, a ROTC-wide language and cultural development program; depending on funding, there are opportunities to shadow career fields like CROSHOW; there are internships and school programs available through Arnold Air Society/Silver Wings (and scholarships- AAS/SW is a good deal) with organizations like the Air Force Research Lab, the Air Force International Affairs Office, and the Air Force Association.

    Aside: the summer safety net that allows you to make up courses so your academic plan isn't totally sunk is underrated. They can be expensive and it of course won't save a low term GPA, but the intensive environment can be just what a student needs to get that information to click where it previously wouldn't.
  3. Thunderbolt462

    Thunderbolt462 5-Year Member

    Feb 15, 2012
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    enskaisin is correct in all information except that Field Training is no longer the only required event. New this year is the return of Operation Air Force, where all four-year scholarship recipients are assigned to an Air Force base for two weeks during the summer after their freshman year in addition to Field Training after sophomore year. What we'll be doing, HQ AFROTC has not told us yet. If a cadet is non-scholarship or a three-year scholarship recipient, then Field Training is the only required event.

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