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(AFROTC) Detachment 820

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Home of the Texas Tech Skyraiders. Our mission is to develop leaders of character, to serve in our nation's Air Force and Space Force. You will work toward a commission as a second lieutenant, leading to one of the most rewarding career opportunities in the world.  Our instructors will ensure you grow as an individual, both mentally and physically.  The journey is challenging – so is the protection of this nation.  Are you prepared?

As a Texas Tech Skyraider

You will have the chance to become one of today's premier Officers in an exciting career field, such as: Pilot, Combat Systems, Air Battle Management, Engineering, Cyberspace Operations, IntelligenceNursing, or Foreign Language Area Specialist. For more career opportunities click here. If you have any questions regarding AFROTC or the Air Force in general, please contact us at (806) 742-2143, send us an email to afrotc.det820@ttu.edu, or stop by our office, we are in Holden Hall Room 3 with office hours from 0800-1600 Mon-Fri. 



AFROTC is elective curriculum taken along with your required college classes. You are a college student first and foremost.  The curriculum includes an academic class, a leadership laboratory (practical training), and physical training sessions.  As you progress through the program, you will apply your leadership skills as you mentor junior cadets and administer cadet training.  The leadership you learn here will benefit you regardless of career outcome.

Cadets must be able to balance the freedom of the college experience while staying accountable to the values of the program.  Successful cadets generally keep high academic standards, desire to be physically strong, and learn to operate outside of their comfort zone.  Leadership can be learned, but only if you are willing to step out front.  

If you have questions about AFROTC, please contact us at (806) 742-2143, email to afrotc.det820@ttu.edu, or visit our office in Holden Hall Room 3.  Our office hours are 0800-1600 Mon-Fri. 

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