Welcome to Detachment 255!

Air Force ROTC Wall

When you become a member of Air Force ROTC, you’ll enjoy college life just like every other student on campus. But in addition to sporting events and study groups, you’ll also be part of a tight-knit community of driven individuals striving to get the most out of their college experience, their career, and their lives.

If you're interested in joining the ROTC make sure you have the following information with you when you show up for in-processing:

  • Birth Certificate or Naturalization Paperwork (original)
  • Social Security Card (original)
  • College Transcripts
  • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Certificates
  • Cadets are required to report all involvements with civil, military or school authorities, regardless of the severity, disposition, or the date of the involvement. Underage involvements, sealed or expunged, must also be reported.

Information for Future Cadets

Are you are a high school senior? Remember the deadline to apply for an AFROTC scholarship application is 1 December of your senior year, but we recommend you apply as early as possible. 

Air Force High School Scholarships 

If you plan on attending the University of Iowa we recommend you apply for admission as soon as possible, so you do not have to worry about being accepted into the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa Admissions

If you are thinking about attending Kirkwood Community College or Coe College, you are still able to participate in the AFROTC program at the University of Iowa. Both Coe College and Kirkwood Community College are cross-town affiliated with the University of Iowa AFROTC program. (Coe College Admissions), and (Kirkwood Community College Admissions).

Joining the AFROTC is a great opportunity to meet new people and make great friends while working towards your degree and commissioning into the United States Air Force!

If you have any further questions please contacts us, and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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It's not to late to join the program and become an officer in the United States Air Force!

Freshman: You can join the program by simply signing up for the AS100 class and the Leadership Laboratory class.

Sophmores: You can join the program by simply signing up for the AS100 or AS200 class, and the Leadership Laboratory class. You will be brought up to speed by your peers and will compete for a slot to go to Field Training when you complete your sophomore year of college. You will be able to commission with three years of ROTC and four years of college completed. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet all physical and screening standards.

Juniors and Seniors: Although ROTC is primarily a commissioning program for undergraduate students, outstanding and deserving candidates who will have a bachelor's within the next 1-2 years might qualify to join the Air Force ROTC program. If you fall into this category, contact the detachment.

There are various scholarships available for High School Students, College Students, and Enlisted Airman.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship Page