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 fladungs@nro.mil or estradap@nro.mil 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.




Form 53 Assignments and FY17 Goals

This is info pertains to the cadets who will graduate between 1 Jan 17 and 31 Dec 17.  The website for the Form 53 accounts is: https://w45.afpc.randolph.af.mil/AFCAPSNet35/Pages/SecurityLogin.aspx


Accordingly, AFPC has provided the following information on classification and assignment time line:
Early Apr 16: Open Form 53 for AFSC preferences of cadets

23 Sep 16: Close Form 53 for AFSC classification

* Mid-Oct 16: Open Form 53 for location preferences of cadets

* Late-Oct 16: Close Form 53 for location preferences

* Late-Nov 16: Assignment selections forwarded to HQ AFROTC for release


NOTE: * denotes estimated timeline.  Changes may occur as dictated by AF/A1.  AFROTC will provide actual dates once notified by

Attached is a list of accession AFSCs with associated goals so you can be better informed as you fill out the Form 53.  FY17_Goals

Column 1 – AFSC

Column 2 – Mandatory degree requirements (those that say “None” have no specific major required, so Non-Tech qualify (as well as Tech). Rated also have no specific major required.

Column 3 – AFSC description

Column 4 – AFROTC accession goal (approximate, as actual classification is a USAFA-AFROTC joint effort at AFPC)

Column 5 – blank

Column 6 – % Tech. For those numbers in Column 4 that are orange, 100%. For others, a set percentage of accessions are set as Tech accessions

Column 7 – Actual Tech requirement for each AFSC (in light blue background)


At the bottom, the goals are aggregated by

Non-Rated Line






What this does NOT tell you, though, is the number of volunteers for each and therefore “the chances of getting that AFSC.”


STO Orientation Course

See below/attached for info on this year’s STOC.

1. The Special Tactics Orientation Course (STOC) is an 11-day program at Hurlburt Field, FL for select AFROTC cadets considering applying for the Special Tactics Officer (STO) career field and will be offered 19 – 30 June 2016. Being a STO comes with significant personal risk and sacrifice, and requires extended periods of duty away from home. The decision to apply should not be taken lightly. This program is designed to assist in making an informed choice and has no bearing on the STO application process or selection boards.

2. All requirements for eligibility, dates, application, etc are located in Attachment 1. Attachment 2 is required to be included as part of the application. Applications must be submitted to STO.Recruiter@hurlburt.af.mil NLT 8 Apr 16.

3. Direct questions concerning eligibility, orders, and scheduling to the POC listed above. Direct questions about the STO career field and STO selection process to:

Special Tactics Assessment Director
24th Special Operations Wing Recruitment and Selection
DSN: 579-6500
COM: (850) 884-6500

ARMS-AFROTC-16-076 Special Tactics Orientation Course (STOC)_Tab 1

ARMS-AFROTC-16-076 Special Tactics Orientation Course (STOC)_Tab 2

ALO Phase 1

See below if you are interested in pursuing the Air Liaison Officer (ALO) Career Field.

SUSPENSE DATE: Applications due NLT 25 Mar 16 via email to ACC/A3JC
POC: ACC/A3JC/Capt James Kearney/james.kearney.1@us.af.mil
TASKER: Notify and assist interested cadets graduating in calendar years 2016 and 2017 with the 13L Phase I application process

1. The purpose of this message is to announce the application deadline for AFROTC cadets interested in becoming a 13L Air Liaison Officer. This announcement is intended for cadets that are scheduled to graduate/commission in calendar years 2016 and 2017. Those selected will attend Phase II ALO Aptitude Assessment (AAA) scheduled on 22-28 May 16 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

2. ALO Phase I Application Packages must contain the following:
a. ALO Candidate Data Summary (version 9):
NOTE: AFROTC cadets must obtain Operations Flight Commander and Detachment Commander’s endorsement in blocks 15 and 16 of the ALO candidate summary sheet
b. Hazardous duty volunteer statement
c. Memorandum of release from AFSC. This is a prerequisite to compete for 13L. For crossflow candidates, the functional manager at AFPC must release the applicant from their current AFSC to compete for 13L. All AFROTC cadets who have been classified must obtain a conditional release from AFPC/DP2LT to apply for ALO. Contact Mr. Donald Taylor at AFPC/DP2LT. You won’t lose your current AFSC unless/until you are selected at AAA.
d. Current physical: AFROTC cadets who do not have access to a local flight surgeon are exempt from obtaining the ground based controller (GBC) physical for Phase I and will instead submit a DoDMERB
e. Physical Fitness: Physical Aptitude Stamina Test (PAST)
f. Last three OPRs/EPRs (as applicable). In-Garrison Training/Field Training reports are acceptable for AFROTC candidates if the candidate has not received OPRs.
g. Scan and email completed ALO candidate application packages to Capt James Kearney at: james.kearney.1@us.af.mil
3. More information on the ALO application process can be found in the attachment titled “Spring 16 Callout Message”. The point of contact for this program is the 13L FAM, Capt James Kearney, ACC/A3JC, phone DSN 574-8384, commercial 757-764-8384 or e-mail james.kearney.1@us.af.mil.

1. Spring 16 Callout Message
2. ALO Candidate Summary Form V9
3. Hazardous Duty Volunteer Letter
4. AFPC Release Approval Letter
5. 13L Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST) Criteria

ARMS-AFROTC-16-066 13L ALO Career Field Phase I Application Announcement Spring 2016_Tab 1 – Spring 16 Callout Message

ARMS-AFROTC-16-066 13L ALO Career Field Phase I Application Announcement Spring 2016_Tab 2

ARMS-AFROTC-16-066 13L ALO Career Field Phase I Application Announcement Spring 2016_Tab 3

ARMS-AFROTC-16-066 13L ALO Career Field Phase I Application Announcement Spring 2016_Tab 4

ARMS-AFROTC-16-066 13L ALO Career Field Phase I Application Announcement Spring 2016_Tab 5 – 13L Physical Ability and Stamina Test Criteria

AFIT AAD (Advanced Academic Degree)

Cadets and Airmen Education Commissioning Program (AECP) students projected to graduate and commission between 1 Apr 16 and 30 Sep 16 and hold Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 17D, 61C, 61D or 62E are encouraged to review this letter and if interested, apply per the instructions below.

Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Office of Admissions and the Registrar (AFIT/ENER) at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management NLT 19 January 2016. Only AFSCs and academic programs listed below will be considered.

Academic SpecialtyCode (ASC) AFSC AFIT/EN Programs Quotas #
8HYY 61D Physics 3
0CFY 62E Computer Science – SoftwareEngineering 1
4AYY 62E Aeronautical Engineering 4
4BYY 62E Aerospace Engineering 4
4EYY 62E Astronautical Engineering 4
4IYY 62E Electrical Engineering – General 10
4MFY 62E Mechanical Engineering –Materials Engineering 1
4MLY 62E Material Science/Engineering –Electronic Materials: 1
4QYY 62E Nuclear Engineering 7
4TFY 62E Systems Engineering – HumanFactors 1
4TYY 62E Systems Engineering – HumanFactors 2
4WYY 62E Computer Engineering 3
0CBY 17D Computer Systems (Elec Comp) 1
0CYC 17D Cyber Operations 2
0CYY 17D Computer Science 2

AFIT/EN resident program and the CIP applicants should have undergraduate majors supportive of the programs being requested, and have 3.0 or higher overall, math, and major GPAs on a 4.0 scale, and acceptable GRE scores (153 verbal and 148 quantitative). Cadets, and AECP students, must have maintained a 3.0 GPA for their last two semesters/three quarters of course work. Waivers may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants, for any AFIT/EN program, may request up to three programs of study by specific 4-digit ASC designation on their application form.

Those applying for CIP ASC may apply for other ASCs offered, however their academic background needs to relate to those programs.

a. Cadets and AECP students interested in competing for the AAP programs taught by the Graduate School of Engineering and Management will apply online at http://www.afit.edu/ADMISSIONS/.
1) Click on “Apply Online”, then “Admissions Form.” When the form opens, the
Applicants complete the application and please indicate “AAP Applicant” in the comment section of the application. Then hit the “Submit” button.
2) An acknowledgment email is sent to the applicant and an Admission Counselor from the Graduate School of Engineering and Management will contact the applicant within four working days. The additional documents required for academic reviews are addressed below. Applicants may apply anytime and provide the remaining required documents by the suspense date listed above or sooner.

Required documents:
1) Official transcripts are required from each school attended. Ensure they include fall semester/quarter 2015 grades. If official transcripts are not available from the current institution per the suspense of 19 January 2016, then the applicant will submit unofficial grade reports so that AFIT/ENER may begin the review process.
However, official transcripts will be required to complete the review process, thus
send them as soon as possible.
2) A list of courses that are needed, or a plan to take needed courses to complete the program of study. Alternatively, if the official transcript submitted indicates the final semester coursework, then a list of courses is not required. If submitting a list of courses, prepare it in the format of a memorandum and forward to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office with the other documents.
3) A GRE test score report (a copy or scan of a score report is acceptable) is needed. If the applicant has taken the GRE, but the official GRE score report is not available by the 19 January 2016, then submit a statement in the format of a memorandum self-reporting your GRE verbal and quantitative scores and indicate that you will submit an official score report copy as soon as it becomes available. Send the memorandum to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office along with other documents. The GRE AFIT/ENER School Code is 1827. This is a funded exam for the AECP Students.
4) Applicants must acknowledge understanding in writing and agree to the active duty service commitment associated with this program (AFI 36-2107). It is suggested that this acknowledgement be prepared in the format of a memorandum and forwarded to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office with other documents. The suggested statement is;
“I hereby apply for Acquisition Accession into AFIT/EN to pursue a master’s degree. I understand that if accepted, I will incur an active duty service commitment (ADSC) of 3 years following completion of the AFIT program, in addition to my EAD commitment of 4 years (for ROTC cadets) which will run concurrently. I further understand that selection for this program is contingent upon my commissioning.”

Applications for residence AFIT/EN programs are not considered complete until the applicant submits their application and the documents specified above are received. The address to send all documents is AFIT/ENER ATTN: Admissions Office, 2950 Hobson Way, WPAFB, OH 45433-7765.

2016 STO PDT

If you are interested in the Special Tactics Officer career field, see below. The 24th Special Operations Wing is hosting an orientation course this summer from 29 July to 7 Aug 2015. Contact Capt Kim or SSgt Krill if you are interested in applying and we will send you more specifics. You must turn in your application to us we will the administer the PAST by 4 May.

The Special Tactics Orientation Course (STOC) is a 12-day program at Hurlburt Field for select AFROTC cadets that are considering STO as a career choice. STOC will be offered 29 July – 7 Aug 2015. This program is hosted and funded by the 24th Special Operations Wing in coordination with Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing. The STOC has no bearing on the STO application process or selection boards, but will help identify likely future applicants. Each week will include mission briefs, interviews with leadership, physical training, equipment demonstrations and field training events.
– AFROTC/DO will determine eligibility. This is a competitive process, and not every cadet that applies will be invited to attend the STOC. To be eligible, cadets must.
— Be a male.
— Have completed Field Training prior to attendance.
— Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs.
— Complete USAF Combat Control Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST) successfully.
— PAST may be administered by AFROTC Detachment leader, a Special Tactics operator, or a qualified AFRS recruiter. The administrator must be familiar with PAST procedures.
— Refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zdKD0VMKWg&feature=plcp&context=C3f31946UDOEgsToPDskJY7F3h01Zie0ZF9Il5EPl1 for specific administration.
—PAST guidance and instructions will be included in this message in written form.
— Be at least 18 months from projected commissioning date at the time of PDT attendance.
— Be able to fully participate in physically challenging events.
— Have no known disqualifying medical conditions*.
— STO candidates are required to obtain an Initial Flying Class III Special Warfare Initial Clearance(SWIC). Cadets are not required to complete this physical to attend the PDT, however, cadets with known medical conditions that would prevent them from gaining flying status at a later date should not apply.


If you are interested in attending the Combat Rescue Officer and Air Liaison Officer Shadow & Orientation Week (CROSHOW)(ALOSHOW) on 17-20 June 2015, please see below:

Air Combat Command will sponsor one 4-day combined CROSHOW/ALOSHOW event to be hosted by the 23d Wing and the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody AFB GA. The dates are: 17-20 June 2015. The shadow and orientation week will consist of 2 days with the CROs/PJs followed by 2 days with the ALOs/TACP.

Eligibility: To be eligible, cadets must:
— Be male for CROSHOW participation.
— Both males and females are eligible to apply for ALOSHOW participation.
— Have completed AFROTC Field Training prior to attendance.
— Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs.
— Successfully complete USAF Combat Rescue Officer Fitness Test IAW CRO Assessment Program guidelines (http://www.acc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140730-051.pdf). The Fitness Test may be administered by:
— Det cadre or a qualified AFRS recruiter who is familiar with CRO Fitness Test procedures.
— Operators: CRO, STO, Pararescue (PJ), and Combat Controllers (CCT) and Special Operation Weather Team (SOWT).
— Refer to the CRO Assessment Program for specific admin procedures.
— Be able to fully participate in physically challenging events.
— Have no known disqualifying medical conditions.

– Application Procedures: Each det may nominate qualified cadets who meet the highest standards expected by the AFROTC. Only the best and brightest cadets should apply. The PDF scanned application must be submitted to CRO.Selection@us.af.mil NLT 21 April 2015. The application must be emailed from Det cadre. The application must include:
— Completed application cover sheet. It must be clearly printed or typed.
— One-page memo written by the cadet on why he should be invited to attend.
– Selection Notification: Cadets selected to attend CROSHOW/ALOSHOW will be notified through their chain of command NLT 1 May 2015. This notification will include procedures for creating orders, a packing list, and specific reporting instructions.

If you are interested, notify Capt Kim & TSgt Logan immediately, we will send you the application details which must be completed by 20 Apr.