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2002-03 University Catalog

University Academic Programs and Resources

Air Force ROTC


AFROTC Detachment 330
2126 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1021
(301) 314-3242


The Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) provides two programs for college men and women to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force while completing their university degree requirements. To enter the AFROTC program, students should contact (301) 314-3242 or George Mason \students register for the appropriate courses through the consortium office located on the fourth floor of Enterprise Hall. Attendance at courses, located at the University of Maryland, is mandatory. Car pools among George Mason cadets are usually available.

Four-Year Program

This program is comprised of a General Military Course (GMC) and a Professional Officer Course (POC). The first two years (GMC), normally for freshmen and sophomores, give a general introduction to the Air Force and its various career fields. Students enrolled in the GMC program incur no obligation and may elect to discontinue the program at any time. The final two years, the POC concentrate on the development of leadership skills and the study of U.S. defense policy. Students must compete for acceptance into the POC. Students enrolled in the last two years of the program receive $1,000 per semester and $150 per month, tax free.

Students in the four-year program who successfully complete the first two years of the program and are accepted into the POC program must attend four weeks of field training at a designated Air Force base during the summer after their sophomore year of college.

Two-Year Program

This program is normally offered to prospective juniors but may be taken by seniors and graduate students. The academic requirements for this program are identical to the four-year program, and students receive the same benefits (approximately $4,000 annually). During the summer preceding entry into the program, all candidates must attend five weeks of field training at a designated Air Force base. Students should start the application process as soon as possiblenot later than the summer before attending field training.


AFROTC scholarship programs provide eight-, six-, and four-semester scholarships to students on a competitive basis. Scholarships are available in many fields and are based on merit. Those selected receive tuition, lab expenses, incidental fees, and a book allowance, plus a nontaxable monthly allowance of $150.

Any student accepted by George Mason University may apply for these scholarships. AFROTC membership is required to receive an AFROTC scholarship.


AFROTC cadets are eligible for numerous local, regional, and national awards. Many of these awards include monetary assistance for school.