Welcome to AFROTC

How to Apply

APPLICATION AND WAIVER PACKAGES MUST BE IN A PLAIN BROWN FOLDER WITH LABEL.  IF RECEIVED BY RRUE WITHOUT A FOLDER OR LABEL, THE PACKAGE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED! 

HOW TO APPLY

(WAIVER PACKAGES)

 

All waiver requests will require a Waiver Request Letter plus any other additional documentation below.

Plain brown folder (letter size) with label to include:

(Please do not use paper clips or include disks in the packages)

  • First Line - Last Name, First Name, and Rank
  • Second Line - Waiver Type
  • Third Line - Program applying for

Example of Label on plain brown folder:

JACKSON, EBONY C., SSgt

TOS Waiver ASCP

(FY 2014)

 

  • Waiver Request Letter.  Applicants must review all requirements to determine eligibility for commissioning in AFI 36-2013, AFROTCI 36-2011, AFI 36-2002 and AFI 36-2005.  If the disqualifying item can be waived, applicants must submit the waiver request letter along with all applicable documents below to HQ AFROTC/RRUE postmarked NET 15 July and NLT 1 September each year. Waiver request letter must be signed by the applicant and squadron commander. 

Civil/Moral Offenses:  Enlisted commissioning applicants are held to a higher standard, therefore three or more Category 5, one Category 1 – 4, or UCMJ/Article 15 offenses constitutes a waiver submission.  (Reference, AFI 36-2002 Attachment 3 for a list of offenses). If a waiver is required all other incidents must be included in the waiver package.  Applicants must report all involvements regardless of final disposition.  When a single incident results in more than one offense, consider each charge a separate involvement.  A finding of not guilty or advice by an attorney or court official to consider the record as clear does not constitute authority to omit the involvement for civil involvements.  Failure to report all civil/moral involvements will result in an erroneous or fraudulent enlistment and will be disenrolled from the program. 

 

  • As a guide, consider the nature of the involvement, a total of 10 independent civil/moral involvements in a lifetime, or five independent civil/moral involvements within the previous 18 months, as unacceptable for entry into AFROTC.  Category 1 and 2 offenses are normally disapproved. Additionally, AFROTC will not waive a series of involvements.  For example, if an applicant shows a trend of receiving speeding tickets for clearly excessive speeds that represents willful disregard for the law, entry into AFROTC would not normally be appropriate since the individual in question has not moderated their behavior after counseling.
  • Applicants with three or more category 5 or at least one category 4, 3, 2, 1, or UCMJ/Article 15 involvements must also include the following with their Waiver Request Letter:   
    • For each incident, submit an AFROTC Form 4 describing the incident.
    • For each incident, submit a copy of the AFROTC Form 14 already signed by the corroborating agency...this document is a release of information related to the incident (please include an address for the court or agency involved).
    • For each incident, submit copies of corroborating documents. (e.g., police reports, charging documents of indictment, tickets, court record of conviction, dismissal, etc.).
    • Copies of all EPRs
    • SURF 
    • In rare cases Category 2 offense of simple possession or use of marijuana may be approved.  Include AF 2030 with these waiver requests.

Note:  All involvements must be listed on the AF IMT 56 when submitting the application package.

AFOQT Waivers: Typically, AFOQT scores are not waiverable.

  • Cases HQ ROTC may waive failing scores on the Verbal of the AFOQT provided the applicant has taken the test twice and failed it twice.
  • HQ Air Force ROTC will consider requests to waive failing AFOQT Verbal scores after one administration only in exceptional circumstances (i.e., in situations where the member may not have time for a re-administration before exceeding statutory age limits for commissioning). Applicants seeking AFOQT waivers must include the following documentation with their Waiver Request Letter:
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges attended (to Include CCAF).
  • Approved AFROTC Form 48, Academic Plan, signed by both school and detachment officials.
  • Copies of both AFOQT test results.

Time on Station Waivers:  IAW AFI 36-2110, paragraph 2.25.3 and AFI 36-2013, Table 1.1, rule 9 - all time on station waivers must be requested by a general or flag officer or equivalent Federal civilian grade, or a colonel in a wing commander position or equivalent. For most individuals, this will be their Wing/CC. All waivers must be approved prior to submitting a package for a commissioning program.

Age Waivers (POC-ERP ONLY):  IAW AFROTCI 36-2011, 4.4.2.2. non-rated cadets must commission by age 30 (up to age 35 with waiver).

  • Submit AFOQT test results
  • Submit SURF

DEROS Waivers:  IAW AFI 36-2110, and AFI 36-2013, Table 1.1.  Rule 6, has served less than half of an overseas tour (a month prior to class start date). Rule 7, has not applied before the 25th day of the 8th month before DEROS.  All waivers must be approved prior to submitting a package for a commissioning program.  Rule 7, applies only to personnel serving at overseas long tour locations. A long tour location is defined as a location where an accompanied tour is authorized and the unaccompanied tour length is 18 months or more.

DEROS Extension:  For individuals at an OCONUS location, IAW AFI 36-2013, Table 1.1, rule 7, note 4 Airman may voluntarily request an extension of their overseas tour to become eligible for consideration under this rule. AFPC/DPAA5 will consider overseas tour extensions on their own merits. Send the request to AFPC/DPAA5.

Assignment Limitation and Assignment Availability Code (AAC) Waiver:  IAW AFI 36-2013, Table 1.1, rule 4 for Assignment and AFI 36-2110 paragraph 2.15 for AAC, the applicant may not apply if the applicant has been selected for an assignment, however, an applicant may request an assignment waiver which, if approved, will defer the applicants report no later than date until after the board release. If the waiver is approved, the applicant is then eligible to apply for the program. If the applicant is selected, the assignment will be cancelled. If the applicant is not selected, the applicant will proceed to their next duty assignment.  For AAC/ALC other than code 05, applicant must submit a waiver if they have an assignment code on their SURF (i.e. AAC/ALC 36, 44, 30, O, etc).

PRP Waiver:  IAW AFROTCI 36-2011 chapter 12, individuals selected might end up in career fields that require a PRP certification. 

  • SURF
  • Your waiver request letter must have a detailed account of decertification/disqualification.

 

IEB/SRB Waiver:  IAW AFI 36-2013, Table 1.1, rule 32, the applicant may not apply if the applicant has received an IEB/SRB within the present enlistment and has not served at least half of the term of enlistment.  Applicants must complete at least half of the current enlistment to be eligible to apply for an IEB/SRB waiver. Meeting this eligibility requirement does not, however, result in automatic approval of a waiver. In all cases, the best interest and needs of the Air Force are given priority over the applicant’s personal desires.

Bankruptcy Waiver:  (item 18 on the AF Form 56). If you have ever declared bankruptcy, you must submit a waiver request letter to HQ AFROTC/RRUE. You will need to submit the following:

  • AFROTC Form 4- Submit an AFROTC Form 4 describing the incident. Applicant must have personnel within their chain of command or education office witness them write the statement and sign bottom of AFROTC Form 4. Personnel within applicant's chain of command or education office that witnessed the written statement signs as the certifying officer.
  • AFROTC Form 14 - Submit a signed copy of the AFROTC Form 14 signed by the corroborating agency...this document is a release of information related to the incident (please include an address for the court or agency involved).

DD Form 785 Waiver: Applicants who have been disenrolled for officer candidate-type training must submit a waiver request. You must submit a waiver request letter signed by you and your squadron CC to HQ AFROTC/RRUE. You must include the following documentation with the Waiver Request Letter:

 

  • Copy DD Form 785, Record of Disenrollment, from officer candidate-type training
  • Copy of Transcripts  

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

(APPLICATION PACKAGES)

 

Application Packages consists of the following documents (please do not use paper clips or include disks in the packages):

 

 Plain brown folder (letter size) with label to include:

 

  • First Line - Last Name, First Name, and Rank
  • Second Line - Degree Major
  • Third Line - Program applying for (Fiscal Year)

 

Example of Label on plain brown folder:

                          JACKSON, EBONY C., SSgt
                          Electrical Engineering
                          ASCP (FY 2012)

  • HQ AFROTC Enlisted Commissioning Program Application Checklist, signed by the applicant acknowledging all checklist items have been complied with. (have packages in the same order of the checklist)
  • Application Letter (Original)
  • Nomination Letter (Must be signed by applicants Wing Commander or equivalent).  (Additonal guidance can be found through MAJCOM). (SOAR ONLY)
  • AF Form 1206 completed by supervisor with comments in the following areas. (There is no minimum number of bullets, should be different than EPR's, and are for entire AF career): (SOAR ONLY)  
    • LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY
    • SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
    • LEADERSHIP QUALITIES
    • AIR FORCE OR CIVILIAN AWARDS, PRIZES, TITLES
    • OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • AFOQT Scores. Printout from the AFPC website (minimum score 15 verbal and 10 quantitative). (Original)
  • AF Form 56 (Original)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended to include CCAF (2.5 minimum cum GPA).  Please take out of the envelope(s). (Original)
  • SAT or ACTApplicants with less than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of graded college work, must have earned a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or higher or an SAT combined Reading and Math score of 1100 or an AFOQT Academic Aptitude score of 47. (Original)
  • SURF (AMS Printout).
  • Enlisted Performance Reports (all reports must be provided and obtained via ARMS).
  • Physical Fitness Assessment. (Printout must be from Air Force Fitness Management website).
  • Academic Status Letter listing whether college courses are currently being taken.
  • AFROTC Form 48 signed by Detachment and University Officials.  (Original)

APPLICATION AND WAIVER PACKAGES MUST BE IN A PLAIN BROWN FOLDER WITH LABEL.  IF RECEIVED BY RRUE WITHOUT A FOLDER OR LABEL, THE PACKAGE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED! 

 

  SUBMISSION DEADLINES/BOARD DATES

 

All Waiver Packages:  Must be submitted to HQ AFROTC/RRUE postmarked NET 15 July and NLT 1 September each year.  Many of our waivers require coordination with AFPC.  This is not a quick process as there are many different sections at AFPC (and here) that need to review the waivers.  Recommend that waivers are submitted as early as possible.  All waivers must be approved prior to package submissions.  We do not need the entire package when submitting waivers.  If an applicant does not have approved waivers, their package will not be reviewed.

ASCP/POC-ERP Application Packages:  Must be submitted to HQ AFROTC/RRUE postmarked NET 1 September and NLT 15 October of each year to meet the board.

SOAR Application Packages:  Must be submitted to the applicant's MAJCOM.   Specific routing instructions and deadlines are determined by each MAJCOM.  Check with your base education office for details on local procedures submitting a package through your MAJCOM.  Application packages must be submitted to HQ AFROTC/RRUE from MAJCOMs NET 1 September and NLT 15 October of each year to meet the board.

SOAR FOA/DRU Application Packages:  Must be submitted to HQ AFROTC/RRUE NET 1 September and NLT 15 October of each year to meet the small unit board.

Airmen interested in applying for any of these programs must coordinate their application package through their base education office. The staff of the base education office must:

  • Notify the Military Personnel Flight to place the airman in AAC 05. Place applicant in AAC 05 status no earlier than 1 month prior to the application deadline.
  • Verify the data in sections 22-25 (page 5) of the AF Form 56.
  • Help with SOAR routing procedures.

Board:  There is one selection board each year.  The board usually meets in December of each year.  Depending on the circumstances the board can be pushed back until January.  Results will be released via PSDM message approximately 30 - 45 days after the board meets.  If selected, you will receive instructions and be required to provide additional documents.  All documents must be received before authorized to separate.  Students are expected to start classes the following fall term.

 

WHERE DO YOU SEND THE APPLICATION?

 

Send your application to the address below:
HQ AFROTC/RRUE (ASCP, SOAR or POC-ERP)
551 East Maxwell Boulevard, Bldg 500
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6106

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs

DSN:  493-7008

493-5122

Commercial:  334-953-7008

334-953-5122

afrotc.rrue@us.af.mil