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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 U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. 


There are numerous opportunities to excel and achieve your future career through active involvement in AFROTC. Cadets will compete for academic scholarships, receive specialized military training and leadership development, improve and maintain fitness, evolve professionally and participate in team-driven experiences.

U.S. Space Force (USSF)

The USSF was established on Dec. 20, 2019, with the signing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This historic signing solidified the USSF as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed services. The USSF still falls within the U.S. Air Force and remains the responsibility of the secretary of the Air Force.


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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  • Scholarships are merit-based, therefore students pursuing a technical major tend to receive priority in the selection process. With a variety of technical majors, and our DoD-sponsored Cyber Institute, Norwich will help you achieve your goals.

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    In the past five years, Norwich University has issued 144 $5,000 Civil Air Patrol scholarships to 144 Civil Air Patrol cadets, a number that continues to grow. You may be next.

    U.S. Air Force ROTC students at Norwich University leverage strong ties with the Civil Air Patrol, which runs annual summer academies on campus. In the past decade, Norwich has enrolled two of the Civil Air Patrol’s highest achievers, recipients of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. awarded to less than 0.5% of all cadets.

    To learn more CAP at Norwich, read our stories.

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  • “You hear about the capabilities (the United States) has, you read about them. But then you get in the room and see the capabilities we have to defend our satellites to guard against (enemy) satellites and it’s just amazing.” - Captain James Olsen '20
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  • The ROTC programs are integrated with the Corps of Cadets. Membership in the Corps of Cadets is required to contract and pursue an ROTC commission.

    The Corps of Cadets Progressive Leadership and Service Model at Norwich University stands out. We understand you’re not like everyone else. You don’t just settle. Instead you want your college experience to be more than a seat in a classroom. You seek challenge and the opportunity to grow as a leader, to mentally and physically push yourself.

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  • What does a Neurocognitive Metrics Research Lab have to do with Air Force and Space Force ROTC? At Norwich, a whole lot. Through joint DARPA and NUARI funding, a new six-station flight simulator lab has been set up to both train and study the impacts on cadets. Be part of this unique, hands-on, leading-edge experiential learning at Norwich.

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Meet our Cadets and Graduates

  • Thomas A. Bussiere ’85U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen.

    Thomas A. Bussiere ’85
    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen.

    “I think the long-standing, multidecade connection of Norwich grads is strong and sound. I can guarantee in the Department of Defense that Norwich graduates — officer, enlisted, civilian, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, and now (Space Force) Guardians — are connected and stay connected, both from a professional development perspective and pride in our alma mater. … What the institution gave to everybody who serves is pretty strong.”
  • Cadet Zoha Alam ’24U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Cadet Zoha Alam ’24
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    "Norwich University's AFROTC has shown the many opportunities to careers within the Air Force...AFROTC has instilled pride with in me and has taught me how I can put service before myself. I joined AFROTC to serve my nation for all it has done for my family."
  • Cadet Harrison Preston’ 23U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Cadet Harrison Preston’ 23
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    "I was informed of Norwich’s AFROTC program in high school, and once I visited, I knew it was the place for me. I had always wanted to live a life that revolved around helping people; I always took pride in knowing I was able to make someone’s day better. It has been my goal all throughout my time at Norwich to commission as an Air Force officer because I know I can live a life serving and helping the American people."
  • Cadet Koa Rosales ’25U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Cadet Koa Rosales ’25
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    "Joining the Air Force as an officer has been my top goal growing up as a kid. While my grandfather was Navy and my father was Army, the Air Force values resonated more with me than any other branch. When I applied to Norwich, I knew that the Corps of Cadet would help me prepare to be the best I could be. Be it through growing a strong mindset or developing resiliency through challenges, both AFROTC and Corps of Cadet will support me in my future."
  • Gary Keefe ’86 U.S. Army Maj. Gen.

    Gary Keefe ’86
    U.S. Army Maj. Gen.

    “It’s you … that have the values and steel in your backbone to protect our way of life.”
  • Cadet Elvine Katanga ’23U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Cadet Elvine Katanga ’23
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    "I’ve gained so much from AFROTC at Norwich...the two most important things being great friends and mentors. Our Cadre have always been so supportive, starting from the moment I joined AFROTC. Same with the individuals I’ve met in AFROTC from my own classmates, the underclass men, and other AFROTC cadets from other detachments...And I know even after I commission, they will always be a great source of support for me."
  • Elizabeth Scalf '23 U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Elizabeth Scalf '23
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    “I came in thinking I want to be an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I was an active cadet in U.S. Air Force ROTC program for my first year at Norwich; I went inactive (during) the Study Away program, which let me have an internship with Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C. After this internship, I decided to go non-pursuing, but still have the (option) to go to Officer Training School after graduating. … I am now pursuing a job in a ‘three-letter’ agency or in the private sector once I graduate.”
  • Yoomide Millar '25 U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Yoomide Millar '25
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    “I always had the love for the Air Force, and when I was looking at colleges, I wanted to join the Air Force and I wanted to join an ROTC program. And I found out about Norwich and the Corps of Cadets and I knew it was going to be better for me to join (it). … I’m not going to quit … I’m ready to meet the challenges. … I want to try my hardest and know that I did my best.”
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The only way to truly know if Norwich is for you is to experience it for yourself. So come explore our campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and see for yourself how ROTC makes the most of beautiful Vermont.

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