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Flying Jayhaw k Wing. Department of Aerospace Studies. AFROTC Detachment 280 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS. Capt Benjamin Smith Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. Cross-town Schools : Baker University Benedictine College Donnelly College Haskell Indian Nations University

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department of aerospace studies

Flying Jayhawk Wing

Department of Aerospace Studies

AFROTC Detachment 280

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Capt Benjamin Smith

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Cross-town Schools:

Baker University

Benedictine College

Donnelly College

Haskell Indian Nations University

Johnson County Community College

Mid-America Nazarene University

University of St. Mary’s

Washburn University

overview
Program Eligibility

Scholarships

What is Air Force ROTC?

How Do We Develop You Into An Officer?

What Happens After Graduation?

Careers, Pay, and Benefits

Overview
afrotc qualifications
AFROTC Qualifications
  • Scholarship & POC entry
    • Citizen of the United States
    • 17 to 30 years old
    • Pass Physical Fitness Test
    • Pass DODMERB Physical
    • GPA Requirements: 2.5

AFROTC Qualifications

  • Must Be a Full-Time Student
  • Sign up for AFROTC Class & Leadership Lab
  • Height and Weight standards
  • Good Moral Character (few civil offenses/do not use drugs)
scholarships
Scholarships
  • High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) – Is 4- and 3-yr Offers
    • High School Seniors (no full time college)
    • Apply on-line at www.afrotc.com 1 May – 1 Dec of Senior year
  • In-College Scholarship Program
    • based on order of merit and degree
  • Enlisted(4-, 3.5-, 3-, 2.5, 2-)
    • Active Duty Personnel (see website for information)
    • SOAR, ASCP, AECP

Scholarships can be extended an additional year for SAF-approved majors (Varies by year, consult detachment staff)

high school scholarship program hssp
Type I (4 year) – 5% of Awardees

FULL Tuition and fees anywhere student goes (w/AFROTC)

$900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees

$300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)

Type II (4 year or 3 year) – 25% of Awardees

$18,000/year for Tuition

Student CAN & MUST make up difference if tuition > than 18K/yr

$900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees

$300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)

Type VII (4 year) “Targeted” – 70% of Awardees

$9,000/year for Tuition

Student CANNOT make up difference--tuition must be < 9K

Student CAN opt to convert offer to 3 year type II

$900/year Flat Rate for Textbooks & Required Fees

$300-500/month non-taxable stipend (pizza money)

High School ScholarshipProgram (HSSP)
what is air force rotc
Education & Training Program to Give Men and Women the Opportunity to Become an AF Officer While Completing Their College Degree

Commissions 50% of Air Force Officers

4-Yr and 3-Yr Programs

144 Detachments Throughout US and Puerto Rico

1000+ cross-town/consortium enrollment programs

What Is Air Force ROTC?
why afrotc why an air force officer intangible benefits
Honor Serving Country

Personal Growth / Development

Leadership Early in Career

Live Around the World

Travel Opportunities

Guaranteed Job – Job Security

Challenging

Scholarships / Education

Respected by American Public

Structure

Meet friends for life

Military Benefits (Medical, Housing, Leave, etc)

Why AFROTC?Why an Air Force Officer?Intangible Benefits
basic four year program
Basic Four Year Program

College Career

Senior

Sophomore

Junior

Freshman

AS 100

1 Credit +

Lead-Lab

AS 200

1 Credit +

Lead-Lab

AS 300

3 Credit +

Lead-Lab

AS 400

3 Credit +

Lead-Lab

GMC

POC

GMC

POC

Air Force

Field

Training

Optional

Summer

Program

Optional

Summer

Program

Graduate

& Commission

general military course gmc
General Military Course (GMC)
  • Academic Class
  • Freshmen: Intro to the Military
  • Sophomore: Evolution of Airpower
  • Leadership Laboratory
  • 2 hours per week
  • Drill, Leadership Training,
  • & Guest Speakers
  • Fitness Training
afrotc courses field training overview
AFROTC Courses Field Training Overview
  • Field Training Environment
    • Military Drill
    • Physical Challenges
    • Firearms Training, Combative Training
    • Leadership/Followership
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Attend Between Sophomore and Junior year
  • Prerequisite to the Professional Officer Course
  • 4 week camp
    • Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
    • Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Must get allocation to attend
    • Enrollment is competitive
professional officer corps poc
Academic Classes

Junior: Leadership and Management

Senior: National Security Policy

Leadership Laboratory

3 hours per week

High visibility Cadet Officer Positions

Fitness Training

Professional Officer Corps (POC)
additional program info
All Uniform items and books for AFROTC classes are provided to students – students only need to pay for the course itself

Non-scholarship students can try AFROTC for up to 2-years without any obligation

Cadets select and are notified of their career in their Last year of the program

AdditionalProgram Info
additional program info1
All Uniform items and books for AFROTC classes are provided to students – students only need to pay for the course itself

Non-scholarship students can try AFROTC for up to 2-years without any obligation

Cadets select and are notified of their career in their Last year of the program

AdditionalProgram Info
commitment to the air force
Drive before you buy

Commitment to Air Force Incurred Upon...

Begins your sophomore year (if on scholarship)

Or, when you enter the POC (Junior Year)

Most Career Fields = 4 years of active duty service

5 year majors = 4 years and 10 months of active duty service

Pilot = 10 years of active duty service

Combat Systems Operator (Navigator) and Air Battle Manager = 8 years of active duty service

Remote Pilots = 6 years

Some career fields = 6 years Guard or Reserve

Commitment to the Air Force
rotc optional activities
Civil Air Patrol Orientation Flights

Arnold Air Society

Base Visits

Color Guard

Paint Ball, Laser Tag

Intramurals and Tri-Service Competitions

Professional Development Training / Summer Internship

ROTC Optional Activities
graduation
Same day of commencement, become an Air Force Officer

At “job-site” in less than 180 days

Pilots in less than 1 year

GRADUATION
  • Masters and Doctorate
    • Opportunity during your career to earn an advanced degree
    • Imagine:
      • Your job is to be a full time student (no other job)
      • Tuition and books are paid for
careers of an air force officer
Pilot

Combat Systems Operator (CSO aka Navigator)

Air Battle Manager

Airfield Operator

Combat Rescue Officer

Space/Missile

Intelligence

Logistics

Aircraft / Missile Maintenance

Public Affairs

Communication (Cyber)

Force Support (Personnel / Manpower / Services)

Judge Advocate

Security Forces

Office of Special Investigation

Scientist

Civil Engineer

Developmental Engineer

Acquisition

Contracting

Finance

Weather

Medical

Nurse

Doctor, Physician Ass’t

Medical Service Corps

Dentist

Careers of an Air Force Officer
benefits officer grades and 2012 salary
Years Service Monthly Annual

Second Lieutenant <1 $2,828 $33,936

First Lieutenant (99%) 2 $3,711 $44,532

First Lieutenant 3 $4,274 $51,288

Captain (95%) 4 $5,031 $60,372

Major (90%) 10 $6,418 $77,016

Benefits Officer Grades and 2012 Salary
  • Does not include:
  • Food Allowance (BAS) = $239.96/mo
  • Housing Allowance (BAH) = $500-$2,500+/mo depends on rank, location, and dependant status
more benefits
Retirement

After 20 years - 50% of last three years base pay

After 30 years - 75% of base pay

30 days leave annually w/Pay

Health care

Life Insurance

Incentive pay

More Benefits
sources of additional information
http://www.afrotc.com

http://www.afrotc.ku.edu

Captain Benjamin Smith

Recruiting Flight Commander

Air Force ROTC Detachment 280

Phone: (785) 864-1215

Sources of Additional Information