Enlisted Airmen Application Process

Airmen and Guardians interested in applying for any of these programs must coordinate their application package through their base education office. The staff of the base education office must verify the data in sections 22–25 of the AF Form 56 and help with the Scholarship for Outstanding Airmen and Guardians to ROTC (SOAR) routing procedures. There is only one selection board each year that meets in January. If selected, you will receive instructions and be required to provide additional documents.

  • Waivers

    SOAR applicants must submit waivers to afrotc.rrue@us.af.mil for more information on waivers between July 1 and August 1.

    Waivers for the Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Programs (ASCP) and Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP) must be submitted to afrotc.rrue@us.af.mil with application NET September 1, NLT October 15.

    Visit the Waiver Packages Page for more information on how to apply for one.

  • Joining Air Force Or Space Force ROTC From Other Armed Services

    Members of other branches of the service wanting to join Air Force ROTC and pursue a commission as an Air Force or Space Force officer may apply for POC-ERP or ASCP. You must first obtain a conditional release from your enlistment from your service’s personnel system and then meet the requirements for the program you are applying to: ASCP or POC-ERP.

  • Contact Information

    If you are interested in learning more about Enlisted Commissioning Program opportunities, please reach out to your Career Assistance Adviser at your duty location.

    If you need assistance with the education eligibility requirements, please contact your Base Education and Training Office. If you do not know the correct Point of Contact, please contact:

    • Total Force Service Center
    • DSN: 665-0102
    • Commercial Phone: 210-565-0102
    • Toll-free Phone: 1-800-525-0102


    HQ AFROTC Noncommissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of the Enlisted Commissioning Program:

    • DSN: 493-5122
    • Commercial Phone: 334-953-5122
    • Email: afrotc.rrue@us.af.mil

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