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Air Force and Army ROTC


Mission Statement

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an educational program designed to provide students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Four-year and three-year programs are available for both men and women.




Air Force ROTC


Wells ROTC Building, Room 380, BYU Campus





Web Address:


Col Timothy Hogan


Air Force ROTC

Chair: Col Timothy Hogan
Maj Benjamin Snell
Maj John Young
Maj Daniel McCombs
Capt Colin Slade
Lt Jordan Woods
TSgt Michael Masouras
SSgt Roxana Cortes


Aerospace Studies (Air Force) 

The Air Force ROTC program is designed to produce highly qualified commissioned officers for the U.S. Air Force.

Four Year Program

The traditional Air Force ROTC program extends over four years of college and consists of two phases: a two-year basic course during the freshman and sophomore years, and a two-year advanced course covering the junior and senior years of college. There is  no military service obligation after graduation for participating in the first two years of the Air Force ROTC program, unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. During this time students learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of air power. After completing the first two years, known as the General Military Course (GMC), students may  compete for entry into the last two years, the Professional Officer Course (POC). If accepted, students will attend a summer field training encampment between their sophomore and junior years before entering the POC. Upon entry into the POC, students are sworn into the Air Force Reserves and sign an agreement to serve on active duty upon graduation. Prior to this agreement, students incur no military service obligation unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Cadets in the POC study leadership, management, and national defense policy. Cadets in the POC also received a nontaxable subsistence allowance.

Condensed Programs

Students with less than four years remaining in their degree plan will be considered for condensed programs. Students may enter the program as sophomores and "dual enroll" in both the Aeros 100 and 200 academics simultaneously in order to complete the program in three years. Please contact the department about possible options for completing the Air Force ROTC program in less than three years. More condensed program options are offered on a case-by-case basis depending on Air Force accessions needs and an applicant’s prior military service (if applicable).

To enter the program, students MUST:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Be able to graduate with a baccalaureate degree before their 40th birthday (waivers available under certain circumstances and more stringent age restrictions apply for some career fields).
  • Meet Air Force height and weight standards (see:
  • Be free of long term medical conditions that would preclude them from military service. Medical history will be reviewed through a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) physical prior to contracting with the Air Force. Please see the official DoDMERB site for a list of disqualifying conditions (waivers may be available) and contact DoDMERB at 719-333-3562 if you have specific questions.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for any college credits received prior to joining (whether taken through high school AP/IB/dual-enrollment programs or as a college student).
  • Be a citizen of the United States OR a permanent resident of the United States pursuing citizenship status.
  • Not have a criminal record (some minor civil involvements such as speeding tickets can be waived, but must be reported).
  • Not have a history of illegal drug use, not including marijuana.
  • Register for the appropriate Aerospace Studies courses. In addition to academic courses, students are required to participate in scheduled leadership lab events and physical training.

Cross-Enrollment Agreement

Utah Valley University (UVU) offers the Air Force ROTC program through a cross-enrollment agreement with Brigham Young University (BYU). Although students receive credits and grades for Aerospace Studies courses through UVU, most courses are physically taught on BYU’s campus. Transportation between campuses is the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to review their class schedule and ensure they leave enough time to commute between campuses (approximately a 15 minute drive). Additionally, compliance with BYU standards, as listed in the current BYU catalog, is an obligation while participating in ROTC activities and at all times on the BYU campus.


Air Force ROTC scholarships are among the finest scholarships offered and can be used at any of the hundreds of universities and colleges across the United States which offer an Air Force ROTC program, including UVU! Scholarships provide funding for tuition, college fees, textbooks, and a monthly living stipend, helping students to complete their baccalaureate training while preparing for a rewarding career in the Air Force. Scholarships are competitive and offered on a merit based system.

Four Year Scholarships

High school seniors planning on attending UVU are encouraged to apply for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. For further information on requirements and application deadlines, please see: High school graduates who have never attended college as a full-time student may also be eligible to apply for a four year scholarship.

Three/Two Year Scholarships

Students completing the GMC who meet additional requirements will be considered for scholarship opportunities. Application occurs through the Air Force ROTC Detachments and students must be active participants in the program to apply.





800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84057




Web Address:


Maj Toby Adamson



Chair: Maj Toby Adamson
SFC Vanessa Bustos
CPT Richard Elias
CPT Grant Stark
SFC Jacob Warnock
SSG Larry Baird
Mr. Chase Stilson

Military Science (Army)

A five-week Advanced Leadership Course is required in the summer between the junior and senior years. All Army ROTC students are required to attend a leadership laboratory for two and one-half hours each week. Practical experience in leadership applications such as small unit tactics, rappelling, weapons familiarization, etc., are emphasized during laboratory periods.

Cadets are also required to participate in scheduled morning/afternoon fitness training.

Military Science Minor (Army)

A minor in Military Science is also available for Army ROTC Cadets. For more information regarding a minor in Military Science, students are encouraged to speak with their UVU Army ROTC instructor in order to program in their schedule the required courses.

General Information

The ROTC program is designed to produce highly qualified commissioned officers for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

The traditional ROTC program extends over four years of college and consists of two phases: a two-year basic course during the freshman and sophomore years, and a two-year advanced course covering the junior and senior years of college.

To receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard, students must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to age 30. An exception will be made for prior service, which may extend the age limit to 34. If designated for Air Force pilot or navigator training, all commissioning requirements must be met prior to age 29. Students must be citizens of the United States to be commissioned.

Physical and academic standards for the basic course are the same as for those of the university. To qualify for the advanced program, students must pass an academic and physical examination during the year preceding entry into the advanced course. At the beginning of the fall semester of their junior year, students are sworn into the Air Force or Army Reserves and sign an agreement to complete the last two years of ROTC and to serve on reserve or active duty upon graduation. Students incur no military obligation prior to joining the reserves.

Program of Instruction

The ROTC program is designed to complement the civilian goal of acquiring a baccalaureate degree in a personal course of study while enabling students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for transition into the United States Armed Forces upon commissioning and to fulfill a military obligation as a reserve or active duty officer. Students do not major in Aerospace Studies or Military Science but may receive a minor in these areas upon their request and depending upon the requirements of the college or university from which the students received their baccalaureate degree. ROTC military and leadership training provides ROTC graduates with many special skills and experiences which will enable them to compete as leaders in the military and/or business, civic, and community affairs.


ROTC offers many two, three, and four-year scholarships for which students may compete, awarded on merit. The scholarships pay full tuition, textbook costs, lab, and other required college fees, related education expenses such as classroom materials, and a $350-500 per month subsistence allowance. These scholarships are among the finest scholarships offered and can be used at hundreds of other universities and colleges across the United States for students to complete their baccalaureate training at a four-year school. ROTC scholarships are offered on a competitive basis and applications must be submitted through either the Air Force or Army ROTC Detachments. In most cases, deadline for scholarship applications is January of the year prior to enrollment; however, it is suggested that interested parties check with specific ROTC departments since in certain instances deadlines may vary. ROTC scholarships are not affected by other grants, loans, or VEAP. To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree by his or her 32th birthday, be a U.S. Citizen, be at least age 17 at the time the scholarship is to be used, and be willing to serve on active duty for a period of four years if a scholarship is utilized by a student. There are also Reserve Component Scholarships awarded each year for National Guard and Reserve duty.


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