Life as a Texas State AFROTC Cadet
A cadet’s daily life at Texas State University isn't really that different from any other student’s, with a few exceptions. As future Air Force officers, we pride ourselves on putting in the extra effort, above and beyond the bare requirements, to excel in our quest to become “the standard by which all others are measured.” We understand that we may be called to sacrifice everything in the defense of our nation, including our lives. We take this obligation seriously and realize that we are training for the express purpose of defending our nation.
An AFROTC cadet at Texas State pursues a degree just like every other student, but also takes Aerospace Studies courses, which include freshman (AS100), sophomore (AS200), junior (AS300), and senior (AS400) classes. These classes, along with a two-hour-per-week leadership laboratory, are designed to prepare cadets to assume positions of increasing leadership and responsibility in our modern military and develop their knowledge of the Air Force.
Some of the activities that a cadet might participate in during the leadership laboratory include: drill and ceremonies, sports such as ultimate football and volleyball, paintball, obstacle courses, and briefings about the various topics related to today's Air Force. Recently, Detachment 840 has incorporated expeditionary field tactics into the training regimen.
Outside of class, there are many activities for cadets, both AFROTC and University-related. Some of the AFROTC activities include the annual Combat Dining-In, Dining-Out (Formal Ball), Welcome-Back Socials at the beginning of every semester, and several sub-organizations including Honor Guard. The cadet wing also has cadets involved in athletic, service and social organizations on campus.
Vet Day Run