Life as a Texas State AFROTC Cadet
Detachment 840 Overview
The Pathway of a Cadet
Field Training and Beyond
Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC)
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Here you might find some answers to the questions you have. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us!
All cadets are required to be in the uniform of the day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm while on Texas State campus every Tuesday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.
No, you are not required to pay for a uniform. The detachment will supply you with all that you will need once you are accepted into the program.
Air Force ROTC, or Aerospace Studies, can work with any degree. Most of our cadets minor in Aerospace Studies since you will be required to take an Aerospace Studies class, while also enrolled in Leadership Lab (A_S 1000), every semester.
Freshmen take Air Force Today classes (AS 1110 and AS 1120), which are 1 credit hour courses.
Sophomores take Development of Air Power classes (AS 2110 and AS 2120), which are 1 credit hour courses.
Juniors take Leadership and Management classes (AS 3311 and 3312), which are 3 credit hour course.
Seniors take National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society classes (AS 4311 and AS 4312), which are 3 credit hour courses.
Leadership Lab is a 0 credit hour course.
Not at all. We encourage our cadets to choose a degree in a field that they are passionate in and will set them up for a successful future career. As long as you are a full-time student (registered for over 12 credit hours) at Texas State University or one of our cross-town schools, you are free to choose whichever major you please.
If you want to succeed in this program you will have to dedicate a significant amount of time for ROTC, sometimes including the weekends. Cadets have to meet a 5 hour minimum of mandatory ROTC events every week. These hours include an hour of PT every Tuesday and Thursday, two hours for Leadership Lab, and an hour of AS classes.
Although, if you are concerned about fitting ROTC in your schedule, our Cadre is very understanding and can help work with you if you have work, family, or school conflicts.
We have mandatory Physical Training (PT) for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6 am that is of moderate/high intensity. Although, we highly recommend new cadets to work out 5 days a week in order to be fully prepared for the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA).
For more FAQs, visit the AFROTC FAQ page.