Air Force ROTC Information

Lieutenant Colonel James D. Norman: - Click for Biography
Professor of Air Force Aerospace Studies

Detachment 305 Cadre: - Click for More Information

General: Air Force ROTC is open to all students in any major pursuing a bachelor's degree. Louisiana Tech University is the host school for Detachment 305, but we also service students from Grambling State University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Northwestern State University. Air Force ROTC is a 3 or 4 year program; in addition, it is currently a requirement that students be in AFROTC for at least 3 years. Students pursuing a master or doctorate degree, or a student wanting to enter the program for only two years may be allowed entry on a case-by-case basis. Contact detachment personnel for more information.

See our brochure:Detachment 305 Brochure (PDF Format)

Purpose: The Mission of Air Force ROTC is to produce leaders for the Air Force. We are looking for young men and women who are not afraid to step up and take charge. We are looking for the future warrior-leaders of the United States Air Force. Individuals who successfully complete either the three or four-year program will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. Our objective is to recruit, select, educate, and commission quality officer candidates. [Top]

Requirements for Admission:
  1. Be of good moral character
  2. Be enrolled in the AF Class and Leadership Lab
  3. If you have a college CGPA, possess a college CGPA of a 2.0 or better (no GPA requirement for students who have never attended college)
  4. Be accepted by the University as a regular full-time student

Click here for scholarship information for High School Students:


Scholarship Information for High School Students [Top]

The Program: AFROTC is divided into two distinct categories--the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC). Any university student may enroll in the GMC. Enrolling in the GMC incurs no military obligation unless on scholarship status. They may then compete for entry into the POC during their last two years of college. Selection into the POC is highly competitive and is based upon qualification after an Air Force medical examination, scores achieved on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), grade-point-average, physical fitness test, and successful completion of a Leadership Evaluation and Development (LEAD) course. [Top]

Leadership Laboratory Training: In addition to academic training, enrollment in the corresponding Leadership Laboratory is open to students who are members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps or are eligible to pursue a commission. Leadership Laboratory consists of physical, military, and leadership training including the operation of the Cadet Wing. The Cadet Wing is comprised exclusively of cadets. All plans and programs are developed and executed by the Cadet Wing. [Top]

Leadership Evaluation and Development (LEAD): All cadets must complete LEAD which consists of academic work, orientation to the Air Force environment and traditional military training, in order to enter the POC. LEAD is a 23 day leadership evaluation, which normally occurs between a cadet's sophomore and junior years. Cadets must compete to go to LEAD. If a cadet fails to compete for a LEAD slot, they may be asked by the Detachment cadre to return the following year to compete again. Cadets can only compete twice for LEAD.[Top]

Requirements for Commission: Upon completion of the AFROTC Professional Officers Course and receipt of a baccalaureate degree, cadets are eligible for commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. [Top]

Books and Uniforms: All uniforms and textbooks required for AFROTC courses are furnished by AFROTC at no charge to the student. [Top]

Air Force ROTC Detachment 305
Contact Detachment 305 Recruiting Flight Commander
, AFROTC Det 305, (318) 257-2740
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