Summer Programs


 Operation Air Force (OPS AF)

Ops AF is a 2-week summer program which exposes cadets to a real-world Air Force base environment.  Each cadet will have a unique experience during Ops AF due to differing host wing missions and individualized schedules.
The overall objectives of the 2016 Ops AF program are:
– Enhance cadet understanding of how operations and support functions work together to accomplish a wing’s mission
– Provide cadets with hands-on experience performing CGO and/or NCO duties in both operations and support units.  Cadets may be assigned to work independently on various tasks or projects or they may work as an intern, performing tasks alongside a CGO or an NCO.
– Help cadets make future AFSC decisions through exposure to AFSCs of interest.
– Mentoring session will enhance the cadet’s appreciation for the roles CGOs play in the unit and the expectations squadron leadership has for CGOs – especially lieutenants – on a daily basis.  Also, cadets should have at least one formal mentoring session with a CMSgt, SMSgt or First Sergeant.  The intent of this session is to understand the enlisted expectations of a newly commissioned officer.
– End results, Cadets should have gained a solid appreciation of how operations and support functions integrate and contribute to successful accomplishment of a wing’s mission.
PDT Eligibility:
– Must be a US citizen
– Must meet military/academic retentions at nomination
– Must return to school in the fall (for at least one term)
– Must not be attending Field Training in 2016
– Must not be an AECP student
– Must not be a special student (as defined by AFROTCI-36-2011)
OPS AF PDT Requirement:
– Mandatory for 4 Year, Type 1, Type 2 and Type 7 scholarship cadets during first summer after their freshman year.
– Program length is 2 weeks
– Training Dates to be determined.
– Training Locations  to be determined at a variety of worldwide Air Force bases.
– Cadets will be immersed into the AF way of life:
   (1)  Tours
   (2)  Hands-on experience
   (3)  Shadowing AF personnel in a variety of AFSCs
Detachment PDT Officer/NCO will brief the cadets as soon as possible. Firm training dates for all of the programs have not yet been established.

Cadets must then prepare and submit an AFROTC Form 9, PDT Volunteer Statement to their detachment PDT Officer/NCO who will email to Ms. Carla Martin at  This form will document the cadet’s interest in the PDT location.


Air Force Academy Freefall (AFAFF)
Soaring (SOAR)
Space Orientation (SO)
International Immersion Program (IIP)


What is Project GO?  Project GO is a DoD-funded initiative to help ROTC students learn critical languages and study abroad.  US military needs officers who know critical languages and understand other cultures.  Therefore, the DoD is offering students via Project GO the opportunity to:
– Compete for a language study scholarship
– Compete for a fully-funded study abroad program
– Participate in summer programs and some academic year options
– Participate with no additional service commitment
What’s in it for me?  Depending on the programs, cadets may be eligible for bonuses, stipends and language incentive pay as well as free study abroad opportunities.  They may also be offered unique career and leadership opportunities later on in their military careers.
Who is eligible?
– Any current contracted or non-contracted ROTC student on track to commission
– All services- Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC and Navy ROTC
– Any year of undergraduate study with any language proficiency level
Cadets apply by:
– Visit the Project GO website
– Find a program in a Project GO university
– Apply directly to that program
– Notify ROTC cadre if selected for the program
Application window for Project GO, the DOD-sponsored language scholarship program for ROTC students, is now open for all summer 2016 programs.
All program details and application instructions are posted on the national Project GO website (  Students are encouraged to browse a database of sponsored programs and apply directly to each program.  A network of 25 sponsor universities will be hosting & funding the selected students for the summer.
Application guidelines:
– All 2016 Project GO programs will carry a full scholarship – some personal expenses and refundable deposits may apply.
– Revised and expanded eligibility criteria – see FAQ section on the Project GO website
– There is no central application – students apply directly to the university offering the program.
– Application window:  TBD.  Note:  Some deadlines may fall before 1 Feb.
– Applicants will be required to submit a commander LOR template (atch).
– There will be numerous opportunities to study abroad in most languages.
Program Point of Contact:
For more information about Project GO language scholarships, e-mail, call 480-727-6158 and visit Project GO website
        Marina Akins
        Project GO Outreach & Recruitment
        ROTC Language and Culture Project
        Comm:  (480)727-6158
        Fax:  (480)965-1700

The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate invites AFROTC cadets to participate in theFY16 ACE Information Assurance Internship Program,
DATES:  25 May – 5 August 2016
The Information Directorate seeks outstanding undergraduate students for a paid research internship. The summer 2016 internship focuses on the science of mission assurance in a contested cyber environment, with emphasis on assuring Air Force missions. We invite rising juniors and seniors to apply.
To apply the cadet must meet the following criteria:
– Must be a US citizen
– Must qualify for a DoD security clearance
– Must have a Cumulative GPA above 3.5
– Must major in one of the following:
(1) Mathematics
(2) Computer Engineering
(3) Electrical Engineering
(4) Physics
(5) Computer Science
Applicants must email the following information to no later than 18 Jan 16.
Combine all documents below into a single PDF file for submission.
– Resume
– Unofficial transcript
– A 100-word biography
– 2 letters of recommendations
– A headshot photo
Program Point of Contact:
Lt Andrew Zeliff
Director of Operations
Comm (315) 330-4370/4833

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    Category II

    Operation Air Force – OSI (OPS AF-OSI)
    Cadet Cultural/Language Immersion Program (CCIP/CLIP)
    Olmsted Cultural Immersion Program (OCIP)


  • Category III

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    Category III
    Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE)
    The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) is hosting the ACE summer program for cadets.  The program will take place at the AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research/Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence at:
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
    Dates:  TBD
    The ACE program develops cadets into the next-generation of cyberspace leaders through education, problem-solving, military operations and advanced Air Force specific academics.  Formal educational components cover information warfare, cryptography, network security, digital forensics, wireless security and formal security concepts.  In addition, the ACE program provides military focused discussions and Staff Rides, which incorporate the importance of lessons learned from recent cyber conflicts and historic battlefields.  Hands-on mentorship with AFIT faculty and the Air Force Research Laboratory staff fill time not consumed by instructional units.  These seminars provide a unique opportunity to participate in research and experience these distinguished Air Force centers.
    ACE is open to ROTC cadets between their junior and senior years in college and majoring in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering.  Cadets must carry at least a 2.75 GPA, be a U.S. citizen and be in good standing in their detachment.  Cadets must also be contracted cadets.  Cadets need to apply for their secret clearance when they apply for the program.
    The deadline for the on-line application is TBD.  Applications will be submitted electronically.  The application can be found at
    ACE Prerequisites:
    – Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering juniors/seniors
    – CUM GPA >2.75
    – US Citizens
    – Secret Clearance
    ACE is a summer program for ROTC cadets studying computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. The program consists of instructional components, cyber war games, hands-on internships and cyber officer development days that focus on the study of cyber as a revolution in military affairs.
    AFIT professors as well as civilian and military domain experts from the defense industry teach the instructional units. Topics include information warfare, cryptography, network security, digital forensics, wireless security and software reverse engineering concepts. The cyber war games serve as a capstone exercise for students to test the skills they learned throughout the 8-week course.
    Hands-on internships occur 3 days a week. The internship partners include AFIT faculty, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the 711th Human Performance Wing, 88th Communications Group and SAIC. Students fulfill internships in a variety of disciplines and research areas.
    Officer development includes career briefs, professional reading, intense physical training and discussions about lessons learned from recent cyber conflicts as well as historic battlefields. The officer development component focuses on the importance of being an Air Force officer first and using cyber warrior knowledge to support the officer role.
    Program Point of Contact:
    Capt Jeremy Solmonson
    ACE Program Manager
    Ccomm (937) 255-3636 x4430 or DSN 785-3636


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    National Reconnaissance Office
    Summer Research Program (NRO-SRP)
    Dates:  TBD
    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:
    (1)  Physics
    (2)  Mathematics
    (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
    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)

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    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.
    PDT Eligibility:
    • Cadets must be a male
    • AFROTC Field Training Completed
    • Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs
    • Must have a current score of a 90 and above on AFPFT
    • Must be unclassified in any AFSC
    • Must be at least 18 months from projected commissioning date
    • Must be able to fully participate in physically challenging events
    • Must not have any known disqualifying medical conditions
    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
    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
    DSN: 579-1442
    COM: (850) 884-1442

  • 2016 Combat Rescue Officer Sho

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    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 (
    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.
    Application Procedures:
    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  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

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    Field Engineering Readiness Lab (FERL)
    Nurse Orientation Program (NOP)