CadetsCadetsMembers of the student population of AFROTC in the Professional Officer CourseProfessional Officer CoursePOC - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. (POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. ) and scholarship cadets are called contract cadets. There is no service commitment until a cadet is on contract. After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, contracted cadets accept a commissioncommissionBestowed upon an AFROTC graduate by the President of the United States recognizing them as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. appointed by the President of the United States as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.
- Most cadets incur a four-year active-duty commitment.
- Pilots incur a 10-year active-duty service commitment.
- Combat Systems Officers incur a six-year commitment.
- The minimum service obligation for the Air Battle Management career field is six years.
After your initial obligation, whether you remain in the Air Force or pursue a civilian career is up to you. Either way, Air Force ROTC is a great way to get an education and learn the skills that you need to succeed in life.
- Nursing graduates agree to accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after successfully completing their licensing examination.
- Cadet premedical scholarship recipients who are accepted to medical school within one year of graduating are sponsored in their pursuit of medical degrees.