正澳门六合彩开奖结果 begins new Air Force ROTC program for freshmen, sophomores with fall 2024 semester

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Brig. Gen. Houston R. Cantwell, commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Maxwell Air Force Base, talks to Air Force and Space Force Junior Reserve Officers鈥 Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from Bob Jones and Huntsville high schools on Jan. 23, 2024, at 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 (正澳门六合彩开奖结果). He discussed opportunities available to the students through 正澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 new Air Force ROTC program that will begin in the fall 2024 semester.
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正澳门六合彩开奖结果 (正澳门六合彩开奖结果) will begin a new Air Force Reserve Officers鈥 Training Corps (AFROTC) program with the fall 2024 semester. The program will be available to freshmen and sophomores. 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 is a part of The University of Alabama System.

Air Force ROTC allows scholarship and non-scholarship cadets to live as regular college students while pursuing their degrees. Once they graduate, they will be commissioned in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force.

正澳门六合彩开奖结果 is working with Samford University in Birmingham and Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery to develop its AFROTC. 正澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 program will be an independent detachment that uses Samford鈥檚 existing detachment in an administrative sense as a 鈥減arent鈥 AFROTC for the first couple of years while 正澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 AFROTC is being developed. 正澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 program is the first AFROTC program of its kind in the U.S.

鈥淚f this detachment is successful, it will change the way the AFROTC program is implemented throughout the nation, which would allow the Air Force to develop more Air Force and Space Force officers and address the recruitment concerns in the military,鈥 says Nicholas Anderson, associate director, Office of Military and Veteran Programs (MVP) at 正澳门六合彩开奖结果.

Brig. Gen. Houston R. Cantwell, commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, visited 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 in January to meet with 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 President Dr. Charles L. Karr and tour the campus. Cantwell also spoke with Air Force and Space Force Junior ROTC cadets from Bob Jones and Huntsville high schools.

Maj. Matthew Spinks and Capt. Brett Collins have been selected to serve as 正澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 first AFROTC cadre and will arrive on campus in May. Spinks will come to 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Collins will transfer from Samford.

For more information on the 正澳门六合彩开奖结果 AFROTC program, visit uah.edu/mvp or email Anderson at nicholas.anderson@uah.edu.

 

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