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Program Details

Angelo State ROTC cadets in camoflage uniforms and paintball gear on field training

What Can I Do When I Finish ROTC?

Our Air Force ROTC program offers superb leadership training and provides job security after graduation. Graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force and Space Force and begin careers with competitive wages and benefits, including health insurance.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I chose Det. 847 because of the professionalism and camaraderie, and because I saw an opportunity to better myself and give back to my community.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"> <strong> <a href="">Cadet Ravae Garcia</a> </strong> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “We pride ourselves on the fact that we are a cadet-run detachment. Most of the planning and training and teaching is decided by cadets.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/hope.php">Hope Jenson</a></strong>, Biology, ROTC</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I have had so many opportunities and life-changing experiences while being a cadet in Detachment 847. I’ve personally had the opportunity to be one of the wing commanders – experiences like this helped me understand what kind of leader I am and how to work that within Air Force standards.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"> <strong>Cadet Rowan Upton</strong> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite ASU memory has got to be joining ROTC. Though it is still a growing memory, I have made plenty of friends, memories and inside jokes. My wingmen are my best friends.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Astrid Bright</strong>, Mass Media, ROTC</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I was interested in the Air Force, and the military in general, when I took a campus tour of Angelo State. It was there I was told ASU’s Detachment 847 was among the best in the nation. I believe joining Det. 847 is one of the best decisions I have made.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"> <strong>Cadet Austin Krambeer</strong> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Air Force ROTC program was and still is amongst the best amongst all universities.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Ray Lindsay</strong>, Senior Associate, Dayton Aerospace Inc., Class 1987</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I decided to go to Angelo State because it was close to home, I’m able to keep in touch with my family and I also heard great things about the ROTC program and the Honors Program that I became a part of.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="">Ravae Garcia</a></strong>, Biology, ROTC, Class of 2023</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I joined ROTC for a chance to be part of something that’s bigger than myself.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="">Ravae Garcia</a></strong>, ROTC, Class of 2023</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Most of my friends are from ROTC. I can’t think of a better group of people for forming those really close ties. I know that they have my back, and they know I have their back as well. Those relationships really kept me constantly invested.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/hope.php">Hope Jenson</a></strong>, Biology, ROTC</p> </blockquote>
Group Picture of 2022 AF ROTC class in front of Ram statue holding up Ram Hand.

Why Join the ROTC Detachment at Angelo State?

An ASU ROTC cadet working on his homework in the ROTC lounge.

Additional Scholarships

We offer several scholarships that are reserved for our ROTC cadets, and all our cadets in good standing receive scholarship funding. You could also be eligible for several national ROTC scholarship programs, and the Air Force and Space Force offer additional scholarship opportunities for cadets majoring in chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.

ROTC students holding the American flag over the football

Closely-Knit Team

Since we are a medium-sized detachment with a highly experienced cadre of Air Force instructors, our cadets receive individual mentoring and have increased leadership opportunities. We are also proud to be one of only seven Air Force ROTC colleges in Texas that is also a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our detachment has also regularly earned regional and national awards.

Hope Jenson working on a computer.

Career Development

You can gain valuable skills through our Leadership Labs, Leadership Field Training Exercises and physical training that are important for advancement in any career field. For development in more specific fields, we have a flight simulator reserved for our cadets, as well as strong ties to the Department of Defense intel school.

Contact the Detachment

ROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, Pride of Texas

Department of Aerospace Studies
Map: Rassman Building, 227
ASU Station #10905, San Angelo, TX 76909

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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.