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Air Force ROTC @ MIT. Captain Joe Adelmann Instructor & Admissions Officer March 2009. The Opportunity to Lead . Overview. AFROTC Highlights ROTC Life @ MIT Scholarships Active Duty. Mission. Develop Quality Leaders for the Air Force. Senior ROTC Program.

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air force rotc @ mit

Air Force ROTC @ MIT

Captain Joe Adelmann

Instructor & Admissions Officer

March 2009

The Opportunity to Lead

overview
Overview
  • AFROTC Highlights
  • ROTC Life @ MIT
  • Scholarships
  • Active Duty
mission
Mission

Develop Quality Leaders for

the Air Force

senior rotc program
Senior ROTC Program
  • Mission: Recruit, Educate and Commission Officer Candidates
  • Located at 144 detachments – US and Puerto Rico
    • 1000+ cross-town schools
  • Enroll in AF classes just like other college courses
    • Classes part of Department of Aerospace Studies
detachment 365 highlights
Detachment 365 Highlights
  • Det 365 hosted by MIT since 1949
  • Cross-town schools: Harvard, Tufts, Wellesley, Salem State, Gordon, Endicott
  • 34 total cadets
  • Staff:
    • Professor of Aerospace Studies (PAS)
    • 2 Assistant PAS
    • 3 Admin Support – 2 NCOs & 1 MIT employee
  • Tri-service component w/Army and Navy
rotc life 4 year program
ROTC Life: 4-year Program
  • General Military Course (GMC) – First 2 years
    • Freshmen and sophomores
    • 1-hour AS class and 2-hour LLAB each week
    • Physical Training – 2 times per week
  • Professional Officer Course (POC) – Last 2 years
    • Juniors and above
    • Conduct LLAB and manage the corps
    • 3-hours of AS class and 2-hour LLAB each week
    • Physical Training – 2 times per week
    • Competitive for selection – Based on GPA, PFT, AFOQT, FT
    • Receive stipend
rotc life aerospace classes
ROTC Life: Aerospace Classes

Classes Taken both Fall and Spring terms

  • AS 100 – Intro to USAF(1 Hr/week)
  • AS 200 – AF Doctrine & History(1 Hr/week)
  • AS 300 – Leadership & Management (3 Hrs/week)
  • AS 400 – Foreign Policy & Preparation for Active Duty (3 Hrs/week)
rotc life leadership lab llab
ROTC Life: Leadership Lab (LLAB)
  • Cadet-run program
    • Planned, organized and taught by POC
    • Under Cadre supervision
  • Tri-service activities with Navy and Army
    • Military Ball, Field Day, Commissioning Ceremonies
  • Focus for each year
    • AS 100: Uniform wear, Basic drill, Group leadership problems
    • AS 200: Preparation for field training
    • AS 300: Practice new POC skills, Flying slots
    • AS 400: Manage cadet corps, Receive AD assignments
rotc life the cadet wing
ROTC Life: The Cadet Wing

As a cadet, you’ll hold different jobs to help you gain leadership experience.

rotc life special trips
ROTC Life: Special Trips
  • Air Force Base Visits
    • McGuire AFB, Pentagon, Wright-Patterson AFB, Hanscom AFB, Patrick AFB, Andrews AFB
  • Orientation Flights at Hanscom AFB
  • Summer Programs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Lodging and transportation paid for

A chance to see what the Air Force is all about!

rotc life required summer
ROTC Life: Required Summer

Rising Sophomore

  • For AS100s on 4-yr scholarship
  • Length – 3 weeks
  • Active Duty Shadow Program
  • Travel, lodging, per diem
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ROTC Life: Required Summer

Field Training

  • Between sophomore and junior year
  • Length – 3.5 weeks
  • Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Must pass to enter POC
  • DG & SP Awards to top performers
rotc life optional summer
ROTC Life: Optional Summer

For Freshmen

  • Rising Sophomore Program
  • SOAR, Freefall Parachuting & Global Engagement
    • At the USAF Academy
    • 2-3 weeks
  • Cadet Combative Course
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ROTC Life: Optional Summer

Juniors

  • Operation Air Force – Officer shadowing program, 3 weeks
  • Operation Air Force – OSI
  • Army Airborne Training – 24 days – parachutist rating
  • Field Engineering and Readiness Lab * – Civil Eng, 5 weeks
  • Nurse Orientation Program – 4 weeks, Wilford Hall
  • Foreign Language Immersion – Various, 2-4 weeks
  • Cadet Training Assistant (CTA) – $2,000 scholarship
  • Advanced Course in Engineering – 12 weeks, Cyber security boot camp
  • NASA Engineering Research Experience (NERE) – 4 or 9 weeks, Johnson Space Center
  • Cadet Laboratory Experience Program (CLEP) – Lawrence Livermore Labs, 8 weeks
  • Space Operations – Satellite Operations, 2 weeks, USAFA

* Secret Clearance required

rotc life extracurricular
ROTC Life: Extracurricular
  • New Student Orientation (NSO)
    • Weekend orientation in Sept for new cadets
  • Arnold Air Society
    • National honorary professional & service org
  • Flight Orientation Program
    • Chance to fly with Civil Air Patrol
  • Color Guard
    • Present colors at various ceremonies
  • Pershing Rifles
    • Military fraternity
scholarship overview
Scholarship Overview
  • High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)
    • High school seniors only
    • 3 and 4-year offers
  • In-College Scholarship Programs (ICSP)
    • Already in college
    • Competitive programs - Phases I, II, III
    • Also a chance to upgrade to 80% and 100% of tuition
    • In-College Leadership Scholarship – 3.5 yr, Type 1 or 2
    • Fully-qualified: Type 1 Express Scholarships
      • Nursing (‘13, ’12, ‘11)
      • Foreign Language (‘13, ’12, ‘11)
      • Computer, Electrical, and Environmental Engineering (‘13, ’12, ‘11)

Please note that these are subject to change based on AF needs and funding!

high school scholarship program hssp
High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)
  • Four-year scholarship offers to high school seniors
    • Majority in technical majors
    • Excel in AP/Honors coursework
    • Strong leadership potential & communication skills
  • Competitively selected by central board
  • Permits applicants to select university
  • Scholarship offer made for a technical or non-technical major
hssp eligibility requirements
HSSP Eligibility Requirements
  • Academic Requirements:
    • ACT/SAT 24/1100
    • High School GPA 3.0
    • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • May take the PAE (USAFA fitness test)
  • U.S. Citizen, 17+ years old (commission before 31)
  • No full-time college (except HS/College programs)
  • Can not be a single parent (though waivers available)
  • Be medically qualified as determined by Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB)
hssp fy07 selection cycle
HSSP FY07 Selection Cycle
  • 11,442 applicants
  • 3,088 eligible (27%)
  • 1,726 offers (54%) - 66% technical, 3% language
    • 8% - Full tuition scholarship (Type 1)
    • 25% - $15K/year (Type 2)
  • Average scores
    • 1260 SAT, 27 ACT, 3.77 GPA, top 12% RIC
scholarship tiers
Scholarship Tiers
  • Tier 1 – Electrical, environmental and computer engineering
  • Tier 2 – Specific engineering: aeronautical, aerospace, architectural, astronautical, civil and mechanical & meteorology
  • Tier 3 – Architecture, chemistry, math, physics, computer science, operations research, and other ABET-accredited engineering majors
  • Tier 4 – All others
  • Tier 5 – Foreign languages
in college scholarship program icsp eligibility
In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) Eligibility
  • GPA Minimum - 2.50 Cum
  • Completed 1 full-term college course work (min)
  • AFROTC weight/body fat requirements
  • Meet PFT requirements
  • Pass AFOQT
  • Meet age requirements
  • Completed DODMERB physical
  • US Citizen by end of term activated
icsp phase i
ICSP Phase I
  • AS100 & AS200
  • All majors
  • Cum 2.5 in-college
  • Length: 3-yr, 2-yr
  • Type 2: $15K/yr, $900 books, $300+ stipend
  • Deadline: 15 Jan 08
  • Activates Fall 2008
icsp phase ii
ICSP Phase II
  • AS100 & AS200
  • Phase I non-selects and walk-ons in Spring
  • All majors
  • Cum 2.5 in-college
  • Length: 3-year, 2-yr
  • Type 2: $15K/yr, $900 books annually, $300+ stipend monthly
  • Type 3: $9K/yr, $900 books, $300+ stipend
  • Deadline: 15 Jun 08
  • Activates Fall 2008
icsp phase ii upgrade 1
ICSP Phase II – Upgrade 1
  • Must have a Type 2 activated
  • Cum 3.0 in-college
  • Length: 3-year, 2-yr, 1-yr
  • Type 1: Full tuition, $900 books annually, $300+ stipend monthly
  • Deadline: 15 Jun 08
  • Activates the Fall 2008
icsp phase ii upgrade 8
ICSP Phase II – Upgrade 8
  • Must have a Type 2 activated
  • Cum 3.0 in-college
  • Length: 3-year, 2-yr, 1-yr
  • Type 8: 80% tuition, $900 books annually, $300+ stipend monthly
  • Deadline: 15 Jun 08
  • Activates the Fall 2008
express scholarship eligibility
Express Scholarship Eligibility
  • Fully Qualified – If you’re eligible, you can get!
    • Offers are based on AF needs
  • GPA Minimums – 2.5
  • AFROTC weight/body fat requirements
  • Meet PFT requirements
  • Pass AFOQT – Verbal 15, Quantitative 10
  • Meet age requirements
    • 17 to activate; Must be 31 by commissioning
  • Completed DODMERB physical
  • US Citizen to activate
career opportunities
Career Opportunities
  • Focus: Air & Space Superiority
  • Many different jobs (AFSCs)
    • Engineering, Pilots/ABMs, Doctors, Finance, Law, Scientist, Maintenance…to name just a few!
  • Flexibility through career broadening
    • Opportunity to try different jobs throughout career
  • Higher education strongly encouraged and supported
  • For those who want to see the world!
    • PCS typically every 3-4 years, TDYs, Deployments
commitment
Commitment
  • Majority of AF careers – 4 years
    • Engineers and other non-rated fields
  • Pilot – 10 years after flight training
  • Combat/Weapon Systems Operator (Nav) & Air Battle Manager – 6 years after training
  • Combat Rescue Officer & Special Tactics Officer – 6 years after training
why consider rotc
Why consider ROTC?
  • Scholarship opportunities ranging from $15K to full tuition
  • Leadership & management experience – On the job training!
  • Guaranteed job at graduation – Above entry level
  • Det 365: Small close knit corps, Tri-service, High percentage of rated slots
  • Join the military profession – Highly respected career!
  • AD benefits – Medical, Travel, Education and more…
  • Serve country
  • Join a family of professionals!!
summary
Summary
  • AFROTC Highlights
  • ROTC Life @ MIT
  • Scholarships
  • Active Duty
questions for more information capt joe adelmann 617 253 4475 jadelman@mit edu
Questions?For more information…Capt Joe Adelmann617-253-4475jadelman@mit.edu