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AFROTC

WE DEVELOP PREMIER LEADERS OF CHARACTER AND ACTION

Col. Mark Ciero is the commander and professor of aerospace, Air Force ROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He leads a cadre of instructors in recruiting, educating, training and professionally developing nearly 250 cadets aspiring to commission as officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.

Lt. Col. Charles Hancox is the operations officer and assistant professor of aerospace, Air Force ROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.  He leads operations for a cadre of instructors in recruiting, education, training, and professional development for nearly 250 cadets aspiring to commission as officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.

Capt. Matthew Feltmann is the assistant professor of aerospace studies for Air Force ROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He recruits, trains, evaluates and motivates highly qualified men and women as prospective officers and instructs the freshman-level course on the foundations of the U.S. Air Force.

Maj. Jared Taylor is the education officer and assistant professor for Air Force ROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He recruits, trains, evaluates and motivates highly qualified men and women as prospective officers and instructs the sophomore-level course on Air Force leadership studies and field training preparation.

Maj. James C. Olsen is the operations flight commander and assistant professor of aerospace studies for Air Force Reserve ROTC Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He recruits, trains, evaluates, and motivates highly qualified men and women as prospective officers and instructs the senior-level course on national security affairs and preparation for active duty.

Tech. Sgt. Justin E. Barnacascel is the noncommissioned officer in charge, Personnel Policies and Programs for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 867 at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Westlake is responsible for administration, management, for U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 867, at Norwich University, nin Northfield, Vermont. He directs, implements and synchronizes programs and policies with the NER, Holm Center, HQ AFROTC. He manages over 150 cadet records involving all financial, enlistment and contracting, commissioning, administrative, medical and a multitude of separate personnel actions equating to over $1.7 million annually for the entire cadet life cycle.

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Washington is the noncommissioned officer in charge, administration, U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He directs, implements and synchronizes programs and policies with the NER, Holm Center, Headquarters AFROTC. He manages more than 150 cadet records involving all financial, enlistment and contracting, commissioning, administrative, medical and a multitude of separate personnel actions equating to more than $1.7 million annually for the entire cadet life cycle.

Room & Board

Cadets that earned a Type 1 ROTC scholarship received an additional $15,000 annually from Norwich for Room & Board.

3.0 and 90%

To improve your AFROTC scholarship chances, you’ll want to carry a 3.0 gpa and 90% fitness score or better. Learn More scholarship tips.

Leadership Pays

AFROTC Scholarship Tip: Seek out leadership opportunities in the Corps of Cadets, athletic teams, clubs or volunteer work on and off campus.

Meet our Cadets and Graduates

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

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

    “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.”
  • 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.”
  • Gary Keefe ’86 U.S. Army major general

    Gary Keefe ’86
    U.S. Army major general

    “It’s you … that have the values and steel in your backbone to protect our way of life.”
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Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps

CONTACT

Jackman Hall, Room 103
802-485-2460

BRANCH POC

Capt. Matthew Feltmann
AFROTC Recruiting Officer
mfeltman@norwich.edu

BRANCH POC

Ms. Shelley Lindner
AFROTC Administrative Assistant
slindner@norwich.edu

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