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AFROTC Detachment 867 – Home of the Yetis!

AFROTC at Norwich University forges premier leaders of character and action to lead and serve in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. There are numerous opportunities to excel and achieve your future career through active involvement in AFROTC. Cadets will compete for academic scholarships, provided with specialized military training, leadership development, fitness improvements and maintenance, professional development, and team-driven experiences.

Here at Detachment 867, located in the mountainous Northeast Region and home of the Yetis, we are dedicated to ensuring that all who are willing to embrace and conquer all of the adversity and challenges, will graduate and commission not only as a better individual and former Corps of Cadets member, but as a different, daring and diverse premier leader who is remarkably qualified to command an elite group of men and women in the world's greatest Air Force and Space Force. AFROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, was established in 1971, joining the oldest ROTC program in the United States. Norwich University is the birthplace of ROTC. Detachment 867 is proud to be the only AFROTC Detachment in Vermont and is responsible for training and covering Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps recruiting for the entire state. Since 1971, we have commissioned more Second Lieutenants than any other AFROTC Detachment in the Northeast Region of AFROTC for the United States military.

To enroll in the AFROTC program at Norwich University, you must be a full-time student or be part of one of our nine Cross-Town Universities. AFROTC provides you with the excellent opportunity to lead and become an officer in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force upon completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Mission

The mission of Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) is to develop quality leaders for the Air Force and the Space Force. As a cadet in AFROTC, you'll be working towards a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force. AFROTC focuses on teaching you the necessary leadership skills to become an Air Force or Space Force officer through a vigorous, multifaceted training program.

As a freshman cadet, you will also attend AFROTC academic and leadership courses. These courses consist of:

  • A weekly one-hour aerospace studies class where you'll learn about the Air Force and Space Force and how to become an effective leader.
  • A weekly two-hour leadership laboratory for honing various military-specific skills and learning more about Air Force and Space Force leadership
  • Two physical training sessions each week.

The United States Space Force (USSF)

The USSF was established on December 20th 2019 with the signing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This historic signing solidified the USSF as the 6th branch of the armed services. The USSF still falls within the United States Air Force and remains the responsibility of the Secretary of the Air Force.

USSF and ROTC?

If you are interested in becoming an officer in the USSF, you will be given the opportunity to compete for a commission in the Space Force if qualified through membership in AFROTC at Detachment 867.

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Apply for AFROTC at Detachment 867

You are a few steps away from enrolling in Air Force ROTC at Detachment 867.

Step 1 - Go to: WINGS and create an account

Step 2 – Select: “ROTC Applicant (Prospect)” and complete each section of “My To Do List”

Step 3 – Schedule and Enrollment Interview at Detachment 867 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your enrollment interview and application will require several documents:

1: Social Security Card (original)

2: Birth Certificate (original) and/or Naturalization Documents

3: Copy of your SAT/ACT scores if you have taken them

4: Official Transcripts if you have any college credit obtained outside of Norwich University

5: DD Form 214 and Performance Reports if you are current or prior service military


Scholarships

There are two avenues to receive a college scholarship through AFROTC while at Detachment 867.

High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)

Deadline: Varies year to year, but usually falls between December 1st and January 31st of the student’s Senior year of High School.

In College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

  • In-college scholarships are given out to students who have academically excelled in the classroom, in AFROTC LLAB, maintain a passing Physical Fitness Assessment, are medically qualified and meet all other prerequisites according to Headquarters AFROTC. Students do not apply for these scholarships, rather they request their ROTC Professors to consider them for a scholarship. The Detachment 867 commander then determines if the student is qualified and deserving for nomination to the national board. Cadets are then selected for scholarships on the national board.
  • Opportunities:
    1. Second semester of Freshman year
    2. First semester of Sophomore year
    3. Second semester of Sophomore year

Scholarship Types

Type

Description

Availability

Percent Awarded*

1**

Pays full college tuition and most fees

 – High School Students
– College Students

5%

2***

Pays tuition and most fees up to $18,000 per year

 – High School Students
– College Students

15%

7****

Pays full tuition and fees but the student MUST attend a college/university where he/she qualifies for the in-state tuition rate.

 – High School Students
– College Students

80%

**Type 1 scholarships cover full tuition and recipients then receive an General I.D. White Scholarship from Norwich University in the value of room and board. Type 1 scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

***Type 2 scholarship recipients receive an AFROTC scholarship in the amount of $18,000 per year. Norwich University reduces the Norwich University Tuition and fees to match UVM's tuition and fees. Norwich University awards a service grant to cover the difference between UVM tuition and fees and the type 2 scholarship of $18,000, resulting in full tuition being paid. Type 2 scholarship recipients do not receive ID White Scholarships and may not receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

****Type 7 scholarships recipients receive an AFROTC scholarship in the amount of the UVM tuition and fees.  Norwich University reduces the Norwich University Tuition and fees to match UVM's tuition and fees resulting in full tuition being paid. Type 7 scholarship recipients do not receive ID White Scholarships and may not receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

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Cross-Town Schools

What are Cross-Town Schools?

These schools are universities that have formal academic agreements with Norwich University, but do not have their own AFROTC program.

Students attending the following colleges and universities may enroll in the Air Force ROTC program at Norwich University and pursue a commission in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. All students must attend all Air Force ROTC courses and LLAB at Norwich University unless otherwise coordinated.

Eligible Cross-Town Schools

  1. Community College of Vermont (Montpelier, VT)
  2. Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, VT)
  3. Vermont School of Law (South Royalton, VT)
  4. Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT)
  5. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  6. Champlain College (Burlington, VT)
  7. Northern Vermont University (Lyndonville, VT
  8. Plymouth State College (Plymouth, NH)
  9. Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH)

Tri-Service Awards Ceremony 2020

The Norwich University Tri-Service Awards honors the service, resilience and displays of moral character that are trademarks of our students and our university. The spring 2020 ceremony was rescheduled to fall 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tri-Service Awards honor students for leadership in our four military branches — the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force. They also honor academic and athletic achievements of cadets in our Corps of Cadets.

Tri Service Awards—Celebrating Your Accomplishments

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