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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Programs


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Department of Aerospace Studies     

Lieutenant Colonel William Dye, Professor of Aerospace Studies (dyew22@ecu.edu)

Students may obtain consent of the chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies prior to enrolling in an aerospace studies course if prerequisites for the course have not been met.

Eligibility

All university students may enroll in Air Force ROTC’s General Military Course (GMC) without an obligation to the US Air Force or US Space Force. To be eligible for participation in the Professional Officer Course (POC), an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, be in good academic standing, be physically and medically qualified, must have satisfactorily completed the GMC or an equivalent, and must have a minimum of two years remaining as a full-time student at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

How to Apply for Air Force ROTC

Students applying for the three- and four-year programs register for Air Force ROTC in the same manner and at the same time they register for other university courses. The courses are listed under Aerospace Studies (AERO) in the course listing section of this catalog. For further information on how to apply, students should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, 310 Wright Annex, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (afrotc@ecu.edu, 252-328-6597).   

Air Force ROTC Program Overview

The General Military Course (GMC) represents the first half of the program and is taken during the freshman and/or sophomore (or graduate equivalent) year(s). This program allows students to participate in Air Force ROTC for up to two years with no commitment unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. As a GMC cadet, students will learn about the Air Force/Space Force and the historical development of air and space power.

The Professional Officer Course (POC) represents the second half of the program. GMC students are competitively selected to enter the POC and it is completed during the junior and senior (or graduate equivalent) year(s).

These courses cover leadership skills and national defense policy. Both the GMC and the POC require students to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain in the program. Upon completing the Air Force ROTC program, earning a degree, and meeting all Department of Defense accession requirements, students will be commissioned into either the United States Air Force or the United States Space Force as a second lieutenant.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program

In-College Scholarship Program: Scholarships are available to students in college on a competitive basis and are awarded based on academic performance, physical fitness, medical qualification, demonstrated performance, and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores.  Air Force ROTC scholarships pay for college tuition and approved fees. Additionally, students receive a book stipend twice a year and monthly stipend for other expenses. Many scholarships are available in majors identified as critical by the US Air Force (full list located here: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/desired-majors/).

High School Scholarship Program:  Scholarships are available to incoming students on a competitive basis and are awarded based on academic performance, SAT/ACT scores, physical fitness, medical qualification, and an interview. High school students should contact their guidance counselor for information and application forms or apply directly to HQ AFROTC via www.afrotc.com. High school applications should be made prior to January 1 of the high school senior year.

Students interested in these scholarships should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, 310 Wright Annex, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (afrotc@ecu.edu, 252-328-6597).  More information is available at: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/.

US Air Force ROTC Faculty/Cadre Directory

Department of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Josh Aeschliman, Professor of Military Science (boehringerr20@ecu.edu)

Eligibility

All university students may enroll in the military science basic course without an obligation to the US Army. To be eligible for participation in the advanced course, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at East Carolina University; be in good academic standing with the university; be physically qualified; must have satisfactorily completed the basic course or an equivalent; and must have a minimum of two years remaining as a full-time student at either the undergraduate or graduate level. In addition, applicants must be commissioned by their thirty-eighth birthday.

How to Apply for Army ROTC

Students applying for the four-year program must register for military science and leadership courses in the same manner and at the same time as they register for other university courses. The courses are listed under Military Science (MLSC) in the course listing section of this catalog.

Students interested in applying for the two-year program must contact a US Army ROTC representative in 203 Christenbury Gym. The student must have at least two academic years of study remaining at the undergraduate or graduate level. Exceptions may be made.

Army ROTC College Scholarship Program

The Department of Military Science offers three- and two-year college scholarships for students enrolled at East Carolina University. Scholarships include laboratory expenses, incidental fees, and $600 per semester for books and supplies. Students also receive stipend payments of $420 a month in nontaxable pay during each annual period of the scholarships. To apply for a three- or two-year US Army ROTC scholarship, a student should contact the ECU US Army ROTC scholarship officer in 200A Christenbury Gym; telephone 252-328-4180. Four-year scholarships are available to incoming freshmen who apply during high school and who meet requirements.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

SMP allows students to be members of the US Army National Guard or the US Army Reserve and US Army ROTC at the same time. Students enlisted in the US Army National Guard and US Army Reserve may take advantage of this program and enroll directly into the advanced course. Advanced ROTC SMP students receive full in-state tuition and are paid approximately $275 per month for one weekend of Army Reserve or National Guard training, plus $4,050 - 4,500 a year subsistence allowance from the ROTC advanced course. In addition, they receive $4,515 per year tuition assistance from the North Carolina National Guard. They serve as officer trainees in their guard or reserve units under the close supervision of a commissioned officer.

Professional Military Education (PME) Requirements

The professional education component, required for a commission, comprises a baccalaureate degree and one of the below listed military history courses.

US Army ROTC Faculty/Cadre Directory


 

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