In order to participate and complete the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at UNLV, you will need to meet and maintain the following qualifications:

  • Be enrolled full time at the College of Southern NevadaNevada State College, or University of Nevada Las Vegas.
  • Enroll and participate in both the aerospace studies class and leadership lab each semester.
  • Be age 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age is 39 — waiverable up to 42 if the candidate can meet high-quality standards).
  • Be of good moral character without serious or excessive civil involvements.
  • Complete in-processing checklist.
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
  • Pass a medical examination.
  • Pass physical fitness requirements.
  • Successfully complete field training.
  • Maintain required GPA standards. 2.5 for scholarship cadets / 2.0 for all others (All attempted college courses count towards GPA calculation.)
    • Scholarship retention — 2.5 (term) and 2.5 (cumulative) on a 4.0 scale (pre-health GPA is 3.5)
  • Receive a "C-" or better in all aerospace studies courses and pass all leadership labs.
  • Receive an allocation slot in the professional officer course.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or working towards U.S. citizenship (contact AFROTC cadre for details on required timeline for obtaining citizenship.).

Application Process

To be a part of Detachment 004, you’ll first attend an ROTC New Cadet Orientation.

The following covers areas that would preclude AFROTC membership but does not preclude any student from enrolling in an aerospace studies class:

  • Conscientious objectors
  • Present or former commissioned officers
  • Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Previous history of medical conditions or ongoing treatment
  • Individuals on active duty with any military service (does not include enlisted/warrant officers of Reserve or National Guard)
  • Students who do not or cannot meet required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline, and military performance
  • Individuals disenrolled from a previous officer training program

As part of your introduction to the Air Force ROTC program here at Detachment 004, we’d like to invite you to visit our program and meet our cadets. Trying to juggle full-time studies, Air Force ROTC, and possibly part-time employment can be challenging. But don't be discouraged. Thousands of cadets across the nation are able to meet these challenges and excel. We hope you'll realize, just as we do, that this will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

Start Your Application

You can begin your application to join AFROTC, or apply for a high school scholarship.


You can contact us to arrange a meeting at your local high school or to request a visit from our recruiting team. We are open for walk ins from 0800-1500, Monday through Friday on UNLV's campus, however, appointments are encouraged to ensure our cadre will be available to meet with you. Simply call our main line to set up an appointment, or to discuss your questions over the phone. We may also be able to spend one one one time answering any questions you might have about the program. Ultimately, we'll do our best to answer any questions you have and to help you decide whether joining Air Force ROTC and Detachment 004 is right for you.