About Us

The AFROTC at the University of St. Thomas is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become United States Air Force officers while completing a degree.

The AFROTC is designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in today's modern, high-technology Air Force.

The University of St. Thomas has an extensive military tradition which began in 1903 with the formation of two military training companies on the campus. In 1916, St. Thomas was one of the first six colleges selected nationwide to establish a ROTC program.  In 1948 AFROTC was established here and the first Air Force officer was commissioned in 1950.

Since then, academic success of our AFROTC students has been outstanding.  Many AFROTC students have become accomplished leaders in their career fields and their communities