ROTC at ONU
The Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) program, offered by the Department of Aerospace Studies, provides college-level education to prepare interested men and women for commissioning as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The program emphasizes leadership, managerial skills, and the development of each student's sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility. The objective of the AFROTC program is to “Develop Air Force Leaders and Citizens of Character to Serve the Nation.” AFROTC is also nationally recognized by universities and employers alike as a highly successful leadership program.
AFROTC is a three to four year program conducted in cooperation with Bowling Green State University. The classes are taught on the BGSU campus once a week. The student must be enrolled full-time at ONU and commute to BGSU once a week for classes. Students initially spend three hours per week in AFROTC courses. All uniforms and AFROTC textbooks are provided.
Students enrolled in aerospace studies may use these courses as elective credits as prescribed by the individual colleges. AFROTC leadership training activities (leadership laboratory) are a part of each course and offer opportunities for practical leadership training and experience in a supervised environment. Physical fitness training is also conducted three times a week for one hour.
Upon successful completion of the AFROTC program and graduation from ONU, students are commissioned as active duty second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. The service commitment incurred is normally four years (longer for some career fields).