National Reconnaissance Office
Summer Research Program (NRO-SRP)
The NRO is a research and development-based program for Service Academies and ROTC that offers select cadets and midshipmen first-hand exposure to technical government research and development (R&D) programs. These specialized R&D programs offer insight into NRO’s mission, operations, the US Intelligence Community and real-world technical research. In addition, NRO SRP offers the opportunity to develop core skills in the areas of leadership, team building, collaboration, and communication.
The cadet must meet the following criteria:
a. Must be a Cadet or Midshipmen.
b. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
c. Major in:
(3) Electrical Engineering
(4) Astronautical Engineering
(5) Aerospace Engineering
(6) Mechanical Engineering
(7) Computer Engineering
(8) Atmospheric Science
(9) Computer Science
(10) Operations Research or Systems Engineering
d. Must be a US Citizen.
e. Must provide a college transcript.
f. Per Diem:
(1) Non-scholarship applicants will not receive per diem during their internship.
(2) Scholarship cadets will receive per diem during the internship.
g. AS300 cadets and above are eligible to apply.
h. Cadets must have completed FT before attending.
i. Cadets must have 1 semester left in school to return to.
Once the cadets are selected, they are required to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance which requires a background investigation and a polygraph. The NRO pays all expenses associated with the security clearance and polygraph.
Point of contact for this application process is Ms. Toni Wade at COMM (334) 953-2816 or DSN 493-2816 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
See the attached flyer (NRO SRP Flyer) for the criteria/requirements for the program.
Program Point of Contact:
NRO looks forward to working with your cadet. Please to contact Mr. Ken Phillips at Comm (703) 808-2067 or E-mail (unclass) email@example.com.
Special Tactics Officers (STO)
The STO PDT is a 12-day program at Hurlburt Field FL, for select AFROTC cadets who are considering STO as a career choice. The tentative date are TBD. This program is hosted and funded by the 24th Special Operations Wing in coordination with Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing.
The PDT has no bearing on the STO application process or selection boards, but will help identify likely future applicants. Each session will include mission briefs, interviews with leadership, physical training, equipment demonstrations and field training events. Being a STO comes with significant personal risk and sacrifice, and requires extended periods of duty away from home. The decision to try out should not be taken lightly. This program is designed to assist in making an informed choice. It will also motivate and prepare cadets for success in the STO selection process. Opportunities to meet STOs at all levels of leadership will offer unparalleled insight into what makes Special Tactics forces so important to the nation’s defense. Feedback will be given to each participant in order to foster personal and professional improvement.
Cadets must submit application via email NLT TBD.
– A one-page personal resume.
– A self-assessment (format attached) against the Special Tactics attributes: Physical Fitness, Mental Agility, Professionalism, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Initiative, Psychological Stability and Motivation. Score yourself from 1-10 (1 being “poor”, 10 being “excellent”) against each attribute, and include brief explanations for your scores. This assessment should be an honest reflection of your strengths and weaknesses. Self-assessment is a vital function of leaders in Special Tactics.
– Form showing current “Excellent” score on AFPFT.
– A one-page recommendation from an officer in your ROTC detachment that knows you well.
Scan and email the completed applications to AFSOTC.STO@hurlburt.af.mil
Program Point of Contact:
Direct questions about the STO career field and STO selection process to the Special Tactics Assessment Director.
371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron
357 Tully Street
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
COM: (850) 884-1442
Air Combat Command will sponsor two 5-day CROSHOW events to be hosted by the 347th Rescue Group at Moody AFB GA. The dates are: TBD. Selected FT cadets will attend either Max 1 or Max 3 and will be transported from Maxwell AFB AL to the CROSHOW at Moody AFB GA.
Eligibility: To be eligible, cadets must:
– Be male.
– Have completed AFROTC Field Training prior to attendance. Will be assigned to a FTU before attending the CROSHOW.
– Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs.
– Successfully complete USAF Combat Rescue Officer Fitness Test IAW CRO Assessment Program guidelines (http://www.acc.af.mil/library/guardianangel.asp).
The Fitness Test may be administered by:
(1) AFROTC Det cadre or a qualified AFRS recruiter who is familiar with CRO Fitness Test procedures.
(2) Operators: Combat Rescue Officer (CRO), Special Tactics Officer (STO), Pararescue (PJ), and Combat Controllers (CCT), and Special Operation Weather Team (SOWT).
(3) Refer to the CRO Assessment Program for specific admin procedures (Atch 3).
– Applies to AS200s and above.
– Be able to fully participate in physically challenging events.
– Have no known disqualifying medical conditions.
– CRO candidates are required to obtain an Initial Flying Class III Special Warfare Initial Clearance (SWIC) prior to attending formal training. Cadets are not required to complete this physical to attend the orientation course. However, cadets with known medical conditions that would prevent them from gaining flying status at a later date should not apply.
Each det may nominate qualified cadets who meet the highest standards expected by the AFROTC. Only the best and brightest cadets should apply. The PDF-scanned application must be submitted toCRO.Selection@us.af.mil NLT TBD.
The application must be emailed from det cadre.
The application must include:
– Completed application cover sheet. It must be clearly printed or typed.
– One-page memo written by the cadet on why he should be invited to attend CROSHOW.
Selection Notification: Cadets selected to attend CROSHOW will be notified through their chain of command.
This notification will include procedures for creating orders, a packing list, and specific reporting instructions.
Program Point of Contact:
For more detailed CRO career field questions and the selection process, please contact:
Combat Rescue Officer Assessment Program Manager
Headquarter Air Combat Command
205 Dodd Blvd., Suite 101
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA FL 23665-2789
DSN: 575-9250 or COMM: (757) 225-9250