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Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 004, University Nevada, Las Vegas, was established Aug. 2, 2004, with 54 enrolled students. Detachment 004 is the only AFROTC detachment in Nevada and covers AFROTC recruiting for the entire state. Detachment 004 has commissioned numerous lieutenants since 2004 in various career fields, including nuclear missile operations, cyberspace, intelligence, security forces, engineering, combat rescue, flying, space operations and many other career fields.

To be eligible to participate in the AFROTC program at UNLV, you must be a full-time student at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada (CSN), or Nevada State College (NSC). AFROTC provides you the opportunity to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force upon completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Watch our Det 004 AFROTC 101 video for an overview of our program below and check out our Join page for more in-depth information on AFROTC qualifications and how to become a Flying Rebel cadet.


The mission of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is to develop quality leaders for the Air Force and the Space Force.

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their college degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is focused on preparing cadets to become leaders in today’s high-tech Air Force and Space Force. Upon completion of the AFROTC program and the attainment of a baccalaureate degree the graduate receives a commission as an officer in the US Air Force or Space Force. A monthly subsistence is provided during the junior and senior years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis in increments of four, three, and two years. Air Force ROTC enrollment is not restricted to individuals who wish to become commissioned officers in the USAF. Students may elect to take Air Force ROTC without seeking a commission in courses for academic credit only, earning elective credits for university degrees. These students are not required to attend the traditional AFROTC activities. Students can experience AFROTC without any commitment to the military during their first two years of the program.

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