In 1948, the Board of Trustees of East Carolina University entered into an agreement with the Department of the Air Force to establish and maintain a US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
The Department of Aerospace Studies is an integral academic subdivision of East Carolina University and includes all US Air Force ROTC activities conducted at the institution as stipulated in the contract with the US Air Force. The purpose of the Department of Aerospace Studies is to prepare students, through a permanent program of instruction, to serve as commissioned officers in the US Air Force.
Aerospace Studies students have unique opportunities to participate in optional special activities including: Introductory Flight Training, Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings, Color Guard, Base Visits, and paintball and other morale activities. There are also a wide variety of optional professional development training programs available including: Operation Air Force; Pentagon Internship; Nurse Orientation; Army Airborne Training; Field Engineering and Research Lab; Combat Survival Training; Foreign Language Immersion; Medical Orientation; and Air Force Academy Freeball and Soaring.
Air Force ROTC is an educational opportunity designed to prepare men and women to become Air Force officers while completing an undergraduate, graduate, or other professional degree program. Air Force ROTC is designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. There are two primary routes to an Air Force ROTC commission - three- and four-year programs. Please contact the Department of Aerospace Studies to learn more about limited opportunities to compete in a one- or two-year program.
Upon successful completion of their respective program and graduation, cadets will be commissioned second lieutenants in the US Air Force. The United States Air Force offers a wide variety of challenging professional opportunities. Just a few include: Pilot, Navigator, Maintenance, Missile Operations, Missile Maintenance, Research Engineering, Mathematics, Nuclear Physics, Computer Operations and Development, Law, Health Services, Physician, Nursing, and Management including Personnel, Intelligence, Communications and Electronics, Supply, Transportation, Finance, Security Forces, Information, Education, Munitions, Air Traffic Control and many, many more.
Students with prior military service or nursing, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, mathematics candidates are highly encouraged to apply and ask about scholarship opportunities.