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Requirements to Join

For Further Information, contact us or visit the Official AFROTC Website.

Our Texas State Det 840 Cadet Orientation guide is below as a PDF for your review.

To join the program and progress toward an Air Force commission, you must:

*Enroll full-time in an accredited college that hosts or has a cross-town agreement with an AFROTC detachment (for us, that's Texas State University, Wayland Baptist San Antonio, and Texas Lutheran University)
*Participate in both the Aerospace Studies classes and the leadership lab each semester
*Be age 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age is 30 [35 with an age waiver])
*Be of good moral character without serious or excessive civil involvements, or drug/alcohol use or abuse
*Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
*Pass a physical examination to ensure medical fitness for military service (More Information)
*Maintain height and weight standards (More Information)
*Pass physical fitness requirements (More Information)
*Successfully complete field training
*Maintain required GPA standards (POC entry and retention — 2.5 on 4.0 scale; scholarship retention — must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student)
*Receive a "C-" or better in all Aerospace Studies courses and pass all leadership labs
*Receive an allocation slot in the professional officer course
*Be a U.S. citizen before entry into the professional officer course


Students who are any of the following may not be allowed AFROTC membership but still could enroll in Aerospace Studies classes:
*Conscientious objectors
*Present or former commissioned officers
*Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
*Individuals currently on active duty with any military service (enlisted/warrant officers of Reserve or National Guard may) unless officially released
*Those who do not or cannot meet required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline, and military performance
*Anyone removed from a previous officer training program without approval for re-entry