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:
- Mary Baldwin University and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL)
- Southern Virginia University
- Washington and Lee University
Current as of 06 September 2023
Air Force ROTC Det 880 in the News
Find out more about the unit's cadets and faculty in recent VMI news.
Approximately 170 Virginia Military Institute cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall Monday, May 15 in the annual Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The historic day marked the first time VMI cadets were sworn in to all six branches.
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.