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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Air Force ROTC

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Who’s Who in Air Force ROTC

Commander and Professor:
Lieutenant Colonel Catie Hague

Associate Professor:
Captain Robert Orallo, Captain Tyler Akers


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) program prepares men and women of character, commitment, and courage to assume leadership positions as commissioned officers in the active duty United States Air Force. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will have a thorough understanding of the core values, leadership, teamwork, and other requirements to be an effective officer in the world’s greatest Air Force.

For more information on the Air Force ROTC program, contact the Air Force ROTC Department at the University of Houston by calling 713-743-4932 or online at http://www.uh.edu/class/airforce/.

All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston - Main Campus.

Course Credit

ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at the University of Houston. Classes are open to all students. No military obligation is incurred as a result of enrollment in the freshman or sophomore courses. Junior and senior level courses are more restrictive and may require a military obligation. ROTC scholarship recipients also incur a military obligation.

Four Year Program

The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the four year ROTC program and is taken during the freshman and sophomore years. This program allows the student to experience Air Force ROTC without obligation (unless the student is on an Air Force ROTC scholarship).

Each semester of the GMC consists of one classroom hour of instruction as well asa two hour Leadership Laboratory each week.

During the first two years, the student will learn about the Air Force and the historical development of aerospace power.

During the summer preceding the junior year, the student will compete for the opportunity to attend a three-week LEAD. Successful completion of field training is mandatory for entrance into the Professional Officer Course (POC), the junior and senior years of the four year AFROTC program.

As a junior, the student will study the core values, leadership, teamwork, and management tools required to become an effective Air Force officer.

During the senior year, students study the national security policy process, regional and cultural studies, and complete final requirements for commissioning as second lieutenants.

Leadership Laboratory

As an Air Force ROTC cadet, each student is required to attend an additional two-hour class known as Leadership Laboratory.

Leadership Laboratory is an intensive military training program in which students gain invaluable leadership and managerial experience while learning about the Air Force way of life. Students have  numerous opportunities to hear guest speakers, panel discussions, participate in field trips, and experience practical leadership exercises.

AFROTC Scholarship Opportunities

Air Force ROTC offers scholarship opportunities for students at the University of Houston:

In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) - is a highly competitive scholarship program aimed primarily at college freshmen and sophomores in any major. The ICSP awards cover tuition capped at either $18,000 per year plus $600 per year for books or $9,000 per year plus $600 per year for books.


All AFROTC scholarship recipients and POC cadets receive a nontaxable monthly stipend. The annual stipend amount ranges from $2,700 per year to $4,500 per year depending on the recipient’s enrollment year.

For Additional Information
on AFROTC scholarship opportunities, please visit the AFROTC Web site at http://www.uh.edu/class/airforce/ or call 713.743.3703.


Cadets completing the General Military Course attend three weeks of LEAD during the summer at a selected Air Force base. This rigorous program of leadership training, physical conditioning and academics assesses the cadet’s potential to be an Air Force officer.

Physical Fitness Training

Cadets meet three times per week at the University of Houston Alumni Center to perform physical fitness training. The training is mandatory and emphasizes push-ups, sit-ups, and running in order to pass the USAF physical fitness test.

For more information

Contact the Unit Admissions Officer at 713-743-4932, 713-743-3704, or visit the University of Houston Air Force Web site at http://www.uh.edu/class/airforce.




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