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 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps recruiting for the entire state. Detachment 004 has commissioned numerous lieutenants since 2004 in various career fields, including cyberwarfare, intelligence, security forces, engineering, combat rescue, flying, space operations and more

To enroll in the AFROTC program at UNLV, you must be a full-time student at CSN, NSC, or UNLV. AFROTC provides you the opportunity to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force upon completion of your bachelor’s degree


The mission of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is to develop quality leaders for the Air Force and the Space Force. As a cadet in Air Force ROTC, you'll be working toward a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force. AFROTC focuses on teaching you the necessary leadership skills to become an Air Force or Space Force officer through a vigorous, multifaceted training program.

As a freshman cadet, you will also attend AFROTC academic and leadership courses. These courses consist of:

  • A weekly one-hour aerospace studies class where you'll learn about the Air Force and Space Force and how to become an effective leader.
  • A weekly two-hour leadership laboratory for honing various military-specific skills and learning more about Air Force and Space Force leadership
  • Two to three physical training sessions each week.


Various high school and in-college scholarships are available through AFROTC. Benefits include varying levels of tuition payment, a monthly nontaxable stipend based on college year, and an annual book stipend. Currently, freshman cadets receive $300, sophomores $350, juniors $450, and seniors $500. Freshman and sophomore cadets receive the stipend if they receive the AFROTC scholarship and become contracted. All cadets regardless of scholarship status receive the junior and senior stipends upon completion of field training and becoming contracted with the Air Force or the Space Force. For more information and to start the high school scholarship application process, please visit the U.S. Air Force ROTC website.

Base Visits

In addition to aerospace studies classes, leadership laboratory, and physical training, cadets can participate in base visits, Air Force ROTC summer programs, and additional cadet organizations. Base visits add diversity to the AFROTC program by allowing cadets to see how certain active duty units actually function.

Summer Programs

Summer programs focus on providing cadets additional training while giving cadets a glimpse of the active duty lifestyle. Alternatively, cadet organizations present more leadership opportunities and allow AFROTC students to plan, participate, and execute various service projects on and off campus. Some of these cadet organizations include:

The familiarity and knowledge gleaned from working in different organizations and participating in summer programs often gives cadets insight as to potential Air Force or Space Force career decisions. Although AFROTC is a very fun and exciting experience, it's important to remember that the focus of the program revolves around commissioning quality officers to lead the Air Force and Space Force..