This guide is how cadets can get a masters through AFIT (or in some cases through private universities) immediately following commissioning through an educational delay.

Those cadets interested will need to track their program deadlines and make sure the cadre know how/when we need to support.

AFIT AAD Selection Guide

Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) Phase I Application

For AS300s!

If you are interested in becoming a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) and joining the Spec Ops community, please read the attached ARMS plan. There is an upcoming deadline of January, so take notice of the timeline, deadlines, and application requirements.

Direct your questions to Cadet Morales (Phase Zero President / Future STO).


CRO Plan

Commander’s Action Line

The Cadet Commander’s Action Line has been added to the website under “resources”. Please utilize this resource if you have any concerns or complaints about the detachment or ROTC!

Cadet Commander’s Action Line

Gold Bar Recruiter Program Nominations

Please see the attachment regarding ARMS-AFROTC-19-020 2019 Gold Bar Recruiter Program Nominations


POC: Capt Reid Shintaku/334-953-2091/

**Please refer questions pertaining to the ARMS to the POC listed. All ARMS Messages and attachments are located at the Holm Center Portal> Intranet> ROTC> ARMS Messages**

Gold Bar ARMS

Gold Bar Nomination Requirements

Application Form Example

ARMS Messages

Interested in PDTs? Then check out all the ARMS Messages folder! ARMS Messages announces all cadet opportunities (PDTs, Free Masters, Med/JAG Ed Delays, etc).
Arms Messages: Click Here

2017 National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

See below for a summer internship opportunity. You must notify us if you intend to apply, see attached for requirements. This is only open for AS200s/AS300s in a tech degree with a CGPA > 3.0.

1. The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) invites AFROTC to participate in the FY17 Summer Internship Program (SIP), tentatively scheduled for 12 Jun 17 – 22 Jul 17. Travel days are 11 Jun and 22 Jul 17. The NRO SIP is STEM focused and consists of activities related to space reconnaissance. The cadet will receive hands-on training and experience, exposure to NRO operations and mission, and professional/personal growth.

2. The Detachment Commander must approve any cadet wishing to participate in the FY17 SIP prior to submitting the application. Please refer to the attached NRO SIP Flyer for additional requirements. Applicants must submit the attached SIP Application Form to or no later than 23 Sep 16. The application must be typed. Additionally, applicants must provide a college transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Letters of recommendation are not required/needed.

4. The selectee announcement will occur in early October 2016. If selected, cadets are required to obtain a Top Secret security clearance with a polygraph. The NRO pays all expenses associated with the security clearance and polygraph. Additionally, travel, lodging and meals will be paid for by the NRO during the 6-week internship (this is an otherwise unpaid internship).



CY18 Air Force Reserve (AFR) Selected Reserve (SelRes) assignment application process

AFROTC is continuing their Total Force Commissioning Program through CY2018. This means that you are able to commission directly into the Air Force Reserves upon completing the ROTC program. Note that this program is targeted for those wanting to be a pilot; it has not been clarified how the program applies for other categorizations.

Basically, this is a chance to apply to be an Air Force Reserve Pilot before any Active Duty categorizations occur (e.g. Rated Board ~ Jan 17, Form 53 Preferences ~ Sep 17).

CY18 cadets selected for AFR assignments will receive a SelRes service commitment equivalent to what would have been their active duty service commitment (ADSC) for completing the AFROTC program. Furthermore, anyone selected to attend undergraduate flying training (UFT) must agree to serve in a full-time status for up to 6 years. After completion of UFT and 140-day mission training in an active duty status, the member should anticipate being an Air Reserve Technician (ART) for the remainder of the full-time commitment. The remainder of any reserve service commitment (RSC) for UFT, etc. will be served in a part-time
(e.g., traditional reservist) capacity unless the member volunteers for and is selected for a full-time (e.g., active guard/reserve (AGR), ART) status.

Note: ARTs carry dual status and wear the Air Force uniform when working daily as Department of the Air Force civil service employees, whereas a traditional reservist with the same unit only wears the uniform during drill periods and is otherwise a GS civilian as a condition of employment.

Up to 30 Sep 16, cadets can apply for rated Air Force specialty code (AFSC) consideration. AFRC/A3R will be conducting a UFT selection board the 3d week of October 2016 to select qualified AFROTC cadets who request consideration. All UFT applications must include a targeted résumé, field training performance reports, an Air Force Form (AFF) 215, Aircrew Training Candidate Data Summary, and an AFROTC Form 53, Cadet Assignment Preference Worksheet.

Applicants sponsored by one of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) non-training flying units in Attachment 1, should get the applicable AFRC group (Gp) commander (CC) to complete Item 21 of the AFF 215. Unsponsored applicants can apply for one or more AFSCs and will leave Item 21 of the AFF 215 blank. Waivers or exception(s) to policy will not be considered.
Note: unsponsored applicants must be willing to accept an assignment to any AFR flying unit. Flying units may select unsponsored applicants at any time between the selection board and UFT assignment night. Any remaining unsponsored applicants will be assigned based on the needs of the AFR.

The 2016 field training units were briefed on the AFR process. Detachments should follow-up with cadets graduating in CY18 who attended field training in 2015 on the specifics of Phase I and (upon release) the non-rated phase(s) of RCP. Detachments must also take the following actions.

a. Assist cadets with scheduling a test of basic aviation skills (TBAS), as needed.

b. Instruct cadets to utilize page 276 of AFH 33-337, The Tongue and Quill, to provide targeted résumé that includes employment, extracurricular activities, etc. so it can be subjectively scored by board members.

c. Det CC must complete Item 20 (i.e., relative standing score with cadet’s ranking and the detachment’s overall graduation CY class size rather than most preferred training type requested) and sign the AFF 215.

Note: As stated in section 4, Item 21 will only be completed if the cadets is
sponsored by an AFRC flying unit prior to AFRC’s UFT board.

d. Det CC must complete Item 19 of AFROTC Form 53.



CY17 Total Force Commissioning Program

AFROTC has extended the TFCP into 2018; Up to 15 cadets nationwide can commission in CY17 into the reserve or guard. Some notes below:

CY17 graduates must apply and be accepted into the ARC at least 90 days prior to their
projected Extended Active Duty (EAD) date. The timeline for this program will allow eligible
cadets to apply through 31 Dec 17. Eligibility is open to all cadets projected into a non-rated
line of the Air Force specialty with the exception of cadets classified into 13N, Nuclear and
Missile Operation. Rated applicants are not eligible to apply for this program. Note: Other
AFSCs may become restricted to meet the needs of the Air Force at any time.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to find, apply for, and be accepted into an ARC position.
Individuals interested in the Guard and Reserve should make contact with their appointed
recruiter as soon as possible to identify qualifying opportunities and to coordinate potential
transfer to an ARC position. ANG and AFR recruiters assigned to AFROTC detachments are
provided in the attachments to this message for use by cadets.

All applicants must complete an AF Form 1288, Application for Ready Reserve Assignment,
with the first endorsement completed by the applicable AFROTC Detachment Commander and
second endorsement completed by an ARC recruiter. Submit the AF 1288 to AFROTC/RRFP
for AFPC processing.