Air Force ROTC

  Interested in Air Force ROTC at VMI? Contact the team today to request a visit and tour of AFROTC Det. 880 at VMI.

  Planning to join us next semester? See what documents you need to bring with you.

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become officers in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force while earning an undergraduate degree in the major of their choice.

There are many career fields available to officers in the Air and Space Forces. If you have the dedication and desire to serve your nation as an officer, Air Force ROTC is waiting for you.

Air Force ROTC at VMI

The Air Force ROTC program at VMI prepares cadets for service in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force air, space, and cyberspace domains under the Department of the Air Force. Cadets that complete the Air Force ROTC program may commission as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or, if selected, in the U.S. Space Force.

VMI partners with other schools in the Lexington area to allow their students to participate in the Air Force ROTC program: 

AFROTC cadets at paintball course from Fall FTX 2021
Air Force ROTC cadets take part in Fall FTX activities 2021
Air Force ROTC cadet oversees Fall FTX activities
AFROTC cadet at paintball course from Fall FTX 2021
Air Force ROTC cadets take part in Fall FTX activities 2021
AFROTC Det. 880 cadets with Gen. Jumper '66 at 9/11 ceremony next to wreaths at Virginia Mourning Her Dead statue at VMI. - VMI Photo by Kelly Nye
Fatoumata Diallo ’23, Wesley Barbara ’23, Joshua Kent ’24, and Kyle Bordeaux ’22 pose with VMI flag.—Photo provided by E. Sean Lanier ’94.


Current as of 02 November 2022


Air Force ROTC Det 880 in the News

Find out more about the unit's cadets and faculty in recent VMI news.

VMI AFROTC Officer is Accomplished Pianist

Growing up in Nashville, Lt. Col. Michael “Keystone” Rose, director of operations of the detachment at Virginia Military Institute, and pilot with over 1,200 combat flight hours, was naturally exposed to music.

Air Force helicopter landing on the parade ground to take cadets in Air Force ROTC for a ride.

Andrews Air Force Base Brings Helicopters to VMI

Air Force ROTC cadets took to the air on Dec. 1, thanks to the 1st Helicopter Squadron out of Andrews Air Force Base.. The squadron provided quick incentive flights over VMI and Lexington for nearly 175 cadets.

  What would you like to see on our page?: Contact the team today to let us know what information and content you would like to see on the AFROTC Det. 880 at VMI website.