Air Force ROTC

It’s a challenge. It’s an opportunity. It’s a head-start on a lifetime of success, within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do.  Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at over 1,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. that prepares you to become an Air Force officer and gives you the opportunity to earn a scholarship. Concordia College is linked by a formal agreement with Manhattan College and its Air Force ROTC unit that permits students to enroll in the AFROTC program.

 

AFROTC cadets lead essentially the same campus life as other undergraduates. They make their own arrangements for college enrollment, room and board, pursue studies leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree and may take part in any extracurricular activities that do not interfere with their AFROTC requirements. Cadets wear their uniforms one day per week during the academic year and during professional military training periods:  academic classes, official summer programs, summer field training and base visits.

 

Those interested in the Air Force ROTC program and scholarships should contact the Unit Admissions Officer, AFROTC Detachment 560, Manhattan College, Leo Engineering Building, Room 246, 3825 Corlear Ave, Riverdale, NY 10463, or call (718) 862-7201.  The national website, afrotc.com, is also a great source of information.

AFROTC Academic Program

The General Military Course (AS 101, 102, 201, 202) provides an examination of the broad range of U. S. military forces in the contemporary world, with particular attention to the United States Air Force and its organization and mission. A student may take any of these courses without entering the AFROTC program.

The Professional Officer Course (AS 301, 302, 401, 402) provides an examination of the broad range of U.S. civil-military relations, the environmental context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and implemented, and the principles and practices of leadership and management as they relate to the U.S. Air Force. A student may take any of these courses without entering the AFROTC program.

The Leadership Laboratory (100L, 200L, 300L, 400L) is a cadet-centered activity held in conjunction with all courses listed above and required for all Air Force ROTC cadets. It provides leadership and followership training experiences which will improve a cadet’s ability to perform as an Air Force Officer.

General Military Course (GMC)

101. Foundations of the Air Force I.  This course is an introduction to the U.S. Air Force and a study of today’s issues as they relate to Air Force officership and the benefits of an Air Force career.  The course covers the history and structure of the US Air Force, the Air Force’s capabilities, career opportunities, benefits, and Air Force installations. A graded writing assignment on a current aerospace or air defense issue is required.  (Cr.1)

102. Foundations of the Air Force II. This is a continuation of study associated with the fall course.  Its purpose is to educate students about the Air Force, what the Air Force can offer, and what traits the Air Force Reserve Officer Training will begin cultivating in them so they may be effective leaders inside and outside the Air Force.  (Cr.1)

201. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I. This course is designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the present. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension including the Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power.  In addition the students will be inculcated into the Air Force Core Values, with the use of operational examples, and will exercise several writing and brief styles to meet Air Force communication skills requirements.  (Cr.1)

202. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II. This course is designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the present. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension including the Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power.  In addition the students will be inculcated into the Air Force Core Values, with the use of operational examples, and will exercise several writing and brief styles to meet Air Force communication skills requirements.  (Cr.1)

Professional Office Course (POC)

301. Air Force ROTC Leadership & Management I. AS 301 is a study of leadership, management, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical applications of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory compliments this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in the corps, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.  (Cr.3)

302. Air Force ROTC Leadership and Management II. This curriculum focuses on the profession of arms, military and joint ethics, problem solving, team building, and AF written/oral communication. Additionally, it will focus on leadership, management, professional knowledge, the Air Force personnel system, and the leadership ethics skills required of an Air Force junior officer. We will use case studies to enhance the learning process.  A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course. (Cr.3)

401. National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I. This course is designed to allow cadets to comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. The individual should comprehend the air and space power functions and competencies. Also the individual should understand selected roles of the military in society and current issues affecting the military profession as well as selected provisions of the military justice system. The individual should comprehend the responsibility, authority and functions of an Air Force commander. the individual should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. The individual should comprehend the factors which facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life. (Cr.3)

402. National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II. This course is designed to allow cadets to comprehend the basic elements of national security policy and process. The individual should comprehend the air and space power functions and competencies. Also the individual should understand selected roles of the military in society and current issues affecting the military profession as well as selected provisions of the military justice system. The individual should comprehend the responsibility, authority and functions of an Air Force commander. The individual should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. The individual should comprehend the factors which facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.  (Cr.3)

Leadership Laboratory (LLab)

100L, 200L, 300L, 400L. Leadership Laboratory. Aerospace Studies Leadership Laboratory is a two-three hour per week corequisite with AS 100, 200, 300 and 400 courses and is required of all AFROTC cadets. LLab is the application of personal leadership skills, demonstration of command, effective communication, individual leadership instruction, physical fitness training and knowledge of US Air Force customs and courtesies. In addition, as part of LLab and throughout their four years of AFROTC training, cadets have the opportunity to visit Air Force installations, fly in various aircraft, and participate in special summer internship programs such as light aircraft training, Army Airborne training, and base orientation programs in different military specialties at Air Force bases worldwide. Prerequisite: must be an AFROTC cadet.  (Cr.0)

AFROTC course offerings Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

 

Times are listed below:

 

Fall 2008 (every Friday beginning 29 Aug - 12 Dec)

101 -- 11:00am - 12:00pm  Capt Allison Ecung

201 -- 11:00am - 12:00pm  Capt James Burnham

301 -- 9:00am - 11:00am  Capt James Oriani

401 -- 9:00am - 11:00am  Lt Col Mark Adair

*Leadership Laboratory -– 1:00pm – 3:00pm   Capt James Burnham

*Physical Training – 4:00pm – 5:00pm  Capt James Burnham

 

Spring 2009 (every Friday beginning 20 Jan - 15 May)

102 -- 11:00am - 12:00pm  Capt Allison Ecung

202 -- 11:00am - 12:00pm  Capt James Burnham

302 -- 9:00am - 11:00am  Capt James Oriani

402 -- 9:00am - 11:00am  Lt Col Mark Adair

*Leadership Laboratory -– 1:00pm – 3:00pm   Capt James Burnham

*Physical Training – 4:00pm – 5:00pm  Capt James Burnham