When do I contract?
Starting AFROTC does not incur any kind of service commitment. There is no commitment 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.