Welcome to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), New Jersey Institute of Technology. ROTC is both a challenge and an opportunity but, most importantly, a place to learn skills to use for a lifetime!
Generally a 4-year program, students that complete AFROTC training earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the active duty Air or Space Force with a minimum of 4 years of service. Cadets from Detachment 490 have gone to serve in a range of career fields, from designing the leading edge computer and space systems to flying the world's most technologically advanced jet aircraft.
Detachment 490 offers cadets a focused training environment that instills the values of integrity, service before self, and excellence. These values help to develop the type of well rounded officers the Air Force & Space Force is seeking. In addition, cadets often participate in numerous activities and organizations that reach out to the local community while strengthening the skills necessary to benefit their careers in the military.
ROTC offer scholarships for a range of academic programs, open to both high school and college students who excel in academics and display leadership potential.
What does a typical week look like for an new ROTC cadet?
1) Attend two physical training sessions on NJIT's campus:
Offered Monday - Thursday at 0700-0800
2) On Fridays attend:
In-Person AFROTC Leadership Lab (LLAB): 0700-0900
Aerospace Studies 111 (Freshman/1st Year Cadets) 0910-1005
Note: Physical training sessions may be waived for intercollegiate athletes. AS100 class time is approximate but always on Fridays after LLAB.