Prospective Cadets


If you are considering a career in the United States Air Force and are interested in earning your commission through Air Force ROTC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you have come to the right place.

In this section, we will explain a little about our program as well as the next steps you will need to take in order to join. If at any time you have any questions or concerns not addressed here, please schedule an appointment with our Recruiting Officer.

Air Force ROTC Structure


You are probably already wondering what being a member of Air Force ROTC will entail. Honestly, it is much like any other extracurricular activity, only this one leads to an amazing career in the world's most dominant Air and Space Force. There are required courses and certain mandatory events you will attend throughout the semester, however, the rest of the time you are free to live, work, and play just like any other college student.

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Aerospace Studies Courses


The Aerospace Studies courses are the foundation for learning what it means to be an Air Force officer. The curriculum is separated in four major areas: The Profession of Arms, Communication Skills, Leadership Studies, and Military/Internations Security Studies. These courses are taught by active duty comissioned officers and are one hour during the GMC and three hours during the POC.

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Leadership Laboratory


In Air Force ROTC, you will not only develop your knowledge and skills as a leader in the classroom, you will also apply them for two hours per week in the Leadership Laboratory. There, you will develop your demonstration of command, effective communication, physical fitness and knowledge of military customs and courtesies. This course takes place once a week and is taught by the upper class cadets under the guidance of our detachments Operations Flight Commander.

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Physical Training


Physical fitness is an integral part of military training and is a necessity when preparing for a career as demanding as that of an Air Force Officer. Our physical training program is one of the best in the nation. For the past 4 years we have held the honor of being ranked number one out of 145 detachments in the nation. We have two mandatory PT sessions a week with several other voluntary workouts throughout the week.

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