U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers’

Training Corps

Qualified, full-time Dowling College students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) commissioning program through Air Force ROTC Detachment 560. You can participate in AFROTC at almost any time in your college career. AFROTC is a commissioning program designed to educate and train college students to be officers in the US Air Force. AFROTC is a two-part program: Aerospace Studies courses and Leadership Laboratory. Leadership Laboratory is a cadet run activity where cadets practice leadership and followership skills. All classes and the lab are held at Manhattan College at the Bronx campus. Cadets take General Military Courses (GMC) during their freshman and sophomore years. These are introductory, one-credit courses. After completing a summer Field Training program between their sophomore and junior years, cadets will take Professional Officer Candidate courses (POC) which focus on leadership, management, and national security issues. The POC courses are three credit courses. All cadets participate each semester in the Leadership Laboratory. There are many reasons to join besides learning valuable leadership skills. You can participate in the Cadet Corps, Honor Guard, Air Force Base visits, Introductory Flight Program, and other cadet activities. There are numerous scholarships and financial incentives you can earn by participating in AFROTC. In addition, you‘ll prepare to serve your country in many fascinating career fields, such as pilot, navigator, intelligence, maintenance, or logistics to name a few.

U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Qualified full-time Dowling students can participate in the Army ROTC Program. Students must complete the four-year program or an equivalent to receive a commission as an officer. There is no service obligation if you participate in the first phase (Basic Course). Special programs are available to veterans and members of the Reserve or National Guard. Students may compete for an Army ROTC scholarship, which includes tuition, books, fees, and a monthly allowance of $100.