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Air Force Studies at Yale

Students may earn a commission in the United States Air Force by completing requirements of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program as part of their studies at the university.

Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)

Students at the University of New Haven (UNH) are able to take AFROTC classes at Yale University and receive commissions as second lieutenants.

The AFROTC program is available to UNH students at Yale University’s main campus in New Haven. Through the AFROTC program, UNH students, without paying extra tuition, can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. The freshmen and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. Scholarships are also available for qualified students. These scholarships pay up to full tuition and fees, as well as money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend.

Students enroll in a four-year or three-year (if joining in their sophomore year) AFROTC sequence. Students commute to New Haven on the days listed below for AFROTC-specific classes and events. Credits may be transferred to UNH as free electives to be counted toward degree requirements at the discretion of the department in which the student's major is housed.

Qualified students should contact the AFROTC office at (203) 432-9431 or visit our website.

AFROTC Courses (all times are p.m. unless noted)

USAF 101/102 “The Foundations of the USAF” – Designed to give cadets a basic framework that guides them through their 4 years in AFROTC. As they progress in the program, the skills they develop will be tested via leadership opportunities. Offered Thursdays from 1:00-1:50 OR Fridays from 10:15AM-11:05AM

USAF 201/202 “The Evolution of Air & Space Power” – Designed to examine general aspects of air and space power from a historical perspective. The course covers the period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to show the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities (previously referred to as core competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension, e.g., principles of war and tenets of air and space power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Offered Thursdays from 12:00-12:50 OR Fridays from 11:15AM-12:05PM

USAF 301/302 “USAF Leadership Studies” – A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. The individual should comprehend the responsibility and authority of an Air Force officer, the Air Force officer’s responsibilities in the counseling and feedback process, and the selected duties and responsibilities as a subordinate leader. The individual should comprehend and apply concepts of ethical behavior as well as comprehend the selected concepts, principles, and theories of quality in Air Force leadership and management. The individual should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. Offered Tuesdays from 8:30AM-11:20AM

USAF 401/402 “National Security Affairs/Prep for Active Duty” - Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. We will not be offering USAF 401/402 during Academic Year ‘12-‘13

Leadership Laboratory – Designed to augment the AFROTC academic curriculum by providing prospective Air Force officers the opportunities and feedback needed to develop the leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills required of successful Air Force officers. LLAB is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. It is a student planned, organized and executed practicum conducted under the supervision of the detachment commander and Operations Flight Commander. Offered Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 OR Fridays from 8:00AM-10:00AM

Physical Training – Thursdays from 4:30PM-5:30PM OR Fridays from 6:30AM-7:30AM