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Koko testimonial air fleet

"UCM has its own airport, an impressive fleet of airplanes and is AABI accredited"
- Miyukiko, M.S. in Aviation Safety


"Flying can be dangerous, and UCM teaches me to be at the top of my game."
- Nick, Professional Pilot major

Canaan Testimonial

"To be successful, you need the student-teacher relationships that are here at UCM."
- Chase, Professional Pilot and Aviation Management major

ROTC Air Force | University of Central Missouri| Aviation Program

ROTC - Air Force

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a program that prepares young men and women to become officers in the United States Air Force. It's available to students at approximately 1,000 college and university campuses.

Air Force ROTC is more than a program; it's a path to a rewarding career in the Air Force after graduation. Following graduation, students will be commissioned as active duty second lieutenants in the Air Force.


Through a special arrangement between University of Central Missouri, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, students at UCM can participate in the AFROTC program and receive their commissions in the Air Force. The arrangement allows students to attend UCM for their undergraduate degree, while simultaneously meeting their commissioning requirements in the AFROTC program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. UCM students commute to Columbia once each week to take the required aerospace studies courses and leadership laboratory.

Online Resources

For more details on scholarships and careers, visit the AFROTC.

Print Information

UCM students may pick up a brochure for the program at the T.R. Gaines Technology Building, Room 210.

For more information, please contact:

Air Force ROTC Detachment 440/Aerospace Studies
213 Crowder Hall
Columbia, MO  65211-4110
Phone: 573-882-7621
Fax: 573-882-0555