AFROTC

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by cudi2000, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. cudi2000

    cudi2000 Member

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    Alright guys, I am very uneducated in terms of the military, and as much as I look online I can not find an answer.

    If I were to do ROTC at a university, I would be required to serve four years. But will I be commissioned as active duty or in the reserves? I've read conflicting information, and I'm hoping someone on here can answer my question for me.

    Thank you!
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    AFROTC and NROTC always go active. Only AROTC allows commissioning into the reserves (sometimes by choice, sometimes not).
     
  3. Humey

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    If you do AFROTC, you will commission as active duty. The number of years depends on your job. If you becomes a pilot, it 1-6 months of casual duty until you enter flight training. Then its 53 weeks of flight training. Once you get your wings, you stay in for 10 more years. Other positions require 6 - 8 years but the basic non rated positions are four years. I think you are then placed on reserve for 4 year after you finish the four.
     
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  4. cudi2000

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    Thank you guys so much!
     
  5. afrotc2022

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    Actually, they are now allowing you to commission directly into the Reserves out of AFROTC (but yes, the majority of people go direct active duty). I also read somewhere (don't remember where, but whoever said it was informed) that a couple of people graduated USAFA and went straight into the Air Guard 1 or 2 years ago. So I guess they're making it an option.
     
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    somerandomafguy New Member

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    afrotc2022 is correct. The program is now allowing cadets to commission into the reserves, but it is more complicated than just that. Without going to deep into the entire process of it, if you would like to go reserves straight out of AFROTC you would have to contact the reserve unit you want to go to and apply for one of their open officer slots. You would be competing against others from that unit for that commissioned officer slot, which make getting selected for that slot a whole lot more difficult. If you were to get selected your EA for comissioning would "transfer" from the active duty to the reserves. It is somewhat similar to how AROTC does it, I believe.
     
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