Obligations to the Air Force

Obligations

As a Michigan Tech AFROTC cadet, you must meet the University's degree requirements and fulfill all Air Force ROTC requirements to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

When do I contract?

Starting AFROTC does not incur any kind of service commitment. There is no commmitment until you have signed a contract. You must contract to be in the Professional Officer Course in your junior year (AS300), or if you're a scholarship cadet, in your sophomore year (AS200).

What is my service commitment?

Your initial obligation to the Air Force depends on your career choice:

  • Four years of active duty service for those entering non-flight career fields
  • Six years for those entering the air battle management/combat systems officer/navigator career field*
  • Ten years for those entering the pilot career field*

* Service commitment starts after initial training is complete; average training is one year.