Jul 15, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Air Force ROTC

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Who’s Who in Air Force ROTC

Commander and Professor:
Lieutenant Colonel Lynn Bentley, III.

Associate Professor:
Major Jennifer Kiebach

Captain Tyler Akers


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) program prepares men and women of character, commitment, and courage to assume leadership positions as commissioned officers in the active duty United States Air Force. Upon completion of the curriculum, students will have a thorough understanding of the core values, leadership, teamwork, and other requirements to be an effective officer in the world’s greatest Air Force.

For more information on the Air Force ROTC program, contact the Air Force ROTC Department at the University of Houston by calling 713-743-4932 or online at http://www.class.uh.edu/class/airforce/.

All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston - Main Campus.

Course Credit

ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at the University of Houston. Classes are open to all students. No military obligation is incurred as a result of enrollment in these courses. Junior and senior level courses are more restrictive and may require a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation.

Four Year Program

The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the four year ROTC program and is taken during the freshman and sophomore years. This program allows the student to experience Air Force ROTC without obligation (unless the student is on an Air Force ROTC scholarship).

Each semester of the GMC consists of one classroom hour of instruction as well as Leadership Laboratory each week.

During the first two years, the student will learn about the Air Force and the historical development of aerospace power.

During the summer preceding the junior year, the student will compete for the opportunity to attend a four-week Field Training. Successful completion of field training is mandatory for entrance into the Professional Officer Course (POC), the junior and senior years of the four year program.

As a junior, the student will study the core values, leadership, teamwork, and management tools required to become an effective Air Force officer.

During the senior year, students study the national security policy process, regional and cultural studies, and complete final requirements for commissioning as second lieutenants.

Leadership Laboratory

As an Air Force ROTC cadet, each student is required to attend an additional two-hour class known as Leadership Laboratory.

Although not part of the academic class requirement, it is an essential part of officer training. Leadership Laboratory is an intensive, military training program in which students gain invaluable leadership and managerial experience while learning about the Air Force way of life. Students have  numerous opportunities to hear guest speakers, panel discussions, participate in field trips, and experience practical leadership exercises.

AFROTC Scholarship Opportunities

Air Force ROTC offers scholarship opportunities for students at the University of Houston:

In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)- is a highly competitive scholarship program aimed primarily at college freshmen and sophomores in any major (students with a bachelor’s degree can compete to earn a master’s degree). The ICSP awards cover tuition capped at either $18,000 per year plus $600 per year for books or $9,000 per year plus $600 per year for books.


All AFROTC scholarship recipients and POC cadets receive a nontaxable monthly stipend. The annual stipend amount ranges from $3,000 per year to $6,000 per year depending on the recipient’s enrollment year.

For Additional Information
on AFROTC scholarship opportunities, please visit the AFROTC Web site at http://www.uh.edu/class/airforce/ or call 1-866-4AFROTC.

Field Training (FT)

Cadets completing the General Military Course attend four weeks of field training (FT) during the summer at a selected Air Force base. This rigorous program of leadership training, physical conditioning and academics assesses the cadet’s potential to be an Air Force officer.

Cadets also receive survival and firearms training and career information.

Physical Fitness Training

Cadets meet two times per week at the University of Houston Alumni Center to perform physical fitness training. The training is mandatory and emphasizes push-ups, sit-ups, and running in order to pass the USAF physical fitness test.

For more information

Contact the Unit Admissions Officer at 713-743-4932, 713-743-3704, or visit the University of Houston Air Force Web site at http://www.uh.edu/class/airforce.