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Air Force ROTC

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Air Force ROTC unofficially began with the passage of the Morrill Act (Land-Grant Act) in 1862, which established military training at land-grant colleges and universities. But the name "Reserve Officer Training Corps," or ROTC, was actually created by the passage of the National Defense Act in 1916.

In the 1920s, AFROTC began focusing on successful engineering schools to establish its programs. And by the 1950s, there were 188 AFROTC units with 145,000 cadets. Women began joining Air Force ROTC nationally in 1970. And in 1987, the scholarship program for high school seniors began.

Our unit has a history of producing outstanding officers for the US Air Force for over 70 years! ROTC began at Miami University following WWII, and has produced leaders such as the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and the first African American professor at Miami University. The Air Force is looking for qualified and motivated young people to train for tomorrow's leadership, and the opportunities have never been better.

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