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The curriculum of the Air Force ROTC program provides professional leadership preparation for future Air Force officers. It is designed to assist men and women to apply their total college experience toward responsible service in a leadership role as a commissioned officer.

The AFROTC curriculum is divided into two major programs: the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC). The GMC is offered during the freshman and sophomore years. Course work in the GMC deals with the structure, doctrine, and function of the Air Force; communicative skills; and the historical role of airpower.

Admission to the advanced course (POC) is on a competitive basis. To enroll in the POC, a student must pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), pass an Air Force physical examination, meet physical fitness standards, qualify academically, successfully complete the AFROTC field training program, and be selected by a board of Air Force officers. The first year of the POC deals with leadership theory and practice, Air Force management theory and practice, and other aspects of being a professional officer. The second and final year of the POC addresses a broad range of civil/military relations, and the overall social and political context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and effected.

Leadership Laboratory meets one period per week for two hours throughout the student’s enrollment in Air Force ROTC. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an Air Force organization with a progression of experience designed to develop each student’s leadership potential. The cadet physical training program is an essential part of leadership laboratory and is mandatory for all cadets. A detailed introduction and orientation to life on an active Air Force base occurs during a field encampment between the student’s sophomore and junior years.

View a list of Aerospace Studies course descriptions.

OLD COPY: The College of National Services oversees Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich through the departments of of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science. Each department has its own chair and staff, and is run independently according to the needs and administration of the service branch.

The top administrator of the college is a dean, who is rotated annually from each of the service branches according to seniority. ROTC at Norwich

Participation in ROTC, including military labs and physical training, is an integral part of the Corps leadership experience at Norwich. Cadets must enroll in Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps ROTC to maintain membership in the Corps of Cadets, and complete six semesters of ROTC courses; two apiece at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. All ROTC participants, with the exception of nursing students, must be in the Corps.

Students transferring into the Corps of Cadets are required to pass a course in ROTC for each semester in the Corps.

Depending upon the military branch and career interests, participation may include physical training, field training and practical military instruction (including Mountain and Cold Weather Company, Ranger Company, and Artillery Battery). Mission

The ROTC programs exist to commission well-educated officers into the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of these services. The general objectives of the programs are to provide understanding of the principles of military, aerospace and naval science; to develop comprehension of associated professional knowledge; to build attitudes of integrity, honor, and individual responsibility; and to encourage appreciation of national security requirements. These objectives support the mission of Norwich University and the Corps of Cadets and augment the training plan necessary to prepare cadets for service to the nations as soldiers and citizens.

The ROTC requirement is both an obligation and an extraordinary opportunity. Cadets will study leadership, ethics, troop-leading skills and a broad array of military service-related courses. Commissioning through ROTC

Cadets who participate in six semesters of ROTC are under no obligation to serve in the Armed Services. Those who wish to pursue a career as a commissioned officer compete for that opportunity by earning an ROTC scholarship or placement on a commissioning track. That is an individual pursuit; one that begins before or during enrollment at Norwich.

Cadets selected for a commission must complete a fourth year of ROTC and meet other requirements established by their chosen service. Branch-specific ROTC information Air Force ROTC Army ROTC Naval ROTC (Navy and Marine Corps)

Vision statement

To become the preeminent Army, Air Force, and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs in the nation by providing unrivaled instruction, augmented with realistic hands-on training opportunities; all facilitated by a staff whose proven technical acumen and ethical underpinnings embody the very nature of military professionalism.

The quality of these ROTC units will enable the education of a diverse college population, representative of the republic that they serve, who are strategically and globally astute and capable of problem solving on the local, national, and international levels.

The College of National Services oversees Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich through the departments of of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science. Each department has its own chair and staff, and is run independently according to the needs and administration of the service branch.

The top administrator of the college is a dean, who is rotated annually from each of the service branches according to seniority.

ROTC at Norwich

Participation in ROTC, including military labs and physical training, is an integral part of the Corps leadership experience at Norwich. Cadets must enroll in Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps ROTC to maintain membership in the Corps of Cadets, and complete six semesters of ROTC courses; two apiece at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. All ROTC participants, with the exception of nursing students, must be in the Corps.

Students transferring into the Corps of Cadets are required to pass a course in ROTC for each semester in the Corps.

Depending upon the military branch and career interests, participation may include physical training, field training and practical military instruction (including Mountain and Cold Weather Company, Ranger Company, and Artillery Battery).

Mission

The ROTC programs exist to commission well-educated officers into the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of these services. The general objectives of the programs are to provide understanding of the principles of military, aerospace and naval science; to develop comprehension of associated professional knowledge; to build attitudes of integrity, honor, and individual responsibility; and to encourage appreciation of national security requirements. These objectives support the mission of Norwich University and the Corps of Cadets and augment the training plan necessary to prepare cadets for service to the nations as soldiers and citizens.

The ROTC requirement is both an obligation and an extraordinary opportunity. Cadets will study leadership, ethics, troop-leading skills and a broad array of military service-related courses.

Commissioning through ROTC

Cadets who participate in six semesters of ROTC are under no obligation to serve in the Armed Services. Those who wish to pursue a career as a commissioned officer compete for that opportunity by earning an ROTC scholarship or placement on a commissioning track. That is an individual pursuit; one that begins before or during enrollment at Norwich. Cadets selected for a commission must complete a fourth year of ROTC and meet other requirements established by their chosen service.

Branch-specific ROTC information

Vision statement

To become the preeminent Army, Air Force, and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs in the nation by providing unrivaled instruction, augmented with realistic hands-on training opportunities; all facilitated by a staff whose proven technical acumen and ethical underpinnings embody the very nature of military professionalism. The quality of these ROTC units will enable the education of a diverse college population, representative of the republic that they serve, who are strategically and globally astute and capable of problem solving on the local, national, and international levels.

Norwich University is proud to be the birthplace of America’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, having celebrated 100 years of commissioned officer development in 2016.

Our Army, Navy, and Air Force leadership teams are integrated into Norwich University in alignment with the institution’s mission to produce leaders for our nation. Their military-science coursework is a key component of the Corps of Cadets professional development. At Norwich, students in any lifestyle, whether Corps or civilian, have the opportunity to learn about leadership and the military profession. Members of the Norwich Corps of Cadets have chosen a military education path, whether or not they pursue a commission, and civilians who attend find themselves better equipped to understand the military lifestyle and to work with military personnel. There are many opportunities to choose which path and area of service is right for you.

Prior to your arrival at Norwich, do your homework and check out each service’s website. Talk with friends and family who are in service. Or, simply call up a recruiter. Our Norwich ROTC will welcome your call. You may also stop by any time. As you begin your path at Norwich as a first-year Norwich cadet, or “Rook,” you will have face-to-face opportunities to align with a branch of service, and can adjust your service goals as your understanding and professional aims develop. The service ROTC teams work closely together to ensure all Norwich cadets meet their professional goals. We will help guide you along the way.