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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC)

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Students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at Detachment 790 on the campus of Tennessee State University. AFROTC provides precommissioning training to college students (male and female) who desire to serve as officers in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

High school students may also apply for the AFROTC College Scholarship Program online at The application deadline is typically 1 December of your senior year. Detailed eligibility requirements are available on the website.

As AFROTC cadets, students may compete for scholarships that may cover all, or a significant portion of tuition costs. In addition, cadets earn a monthly stipend of up to $400 and up to $900 per academic year to pay for textbooks.

We require cadets to attend AFROTC classes, in uniform, one day per week. One summer, typically between the sophomore and junior year, cadets must attend a four-week military training session. The combination of USAF military education, training, and college-level curriculum gives cadets a broad-based knowledge of management, leadership, and technical skills.

Although the USAF will accept students from any accredited academic major, there is a critical need for engineers and other technical majors (see the list here: Upon graduation, cadets will earn USAF commissions, as Second Lieutenants, and must serve a minimum of four years on active duty.

For more information, visit or telephone the Det 790 Unit Admissions Officer at 615- 963-5980. Also visit the DET 790 website at