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Current Enlisted Members

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If you are currently enlisted and have interest in becoming an officer, there are multiple routes through the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP).  

The ECP provides 2- to 4-year scholarships to specially selected enlisted members to pursue a commission through AFROTC or to complete their undergraduate and commission through OTS. The ECP consists of the Airman Scholarship & Commissioning Program (ASCP), the Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to Reserve Officer Training Corps. (SOAR), the Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP), the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program (SLECP), and the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP). For the ASCP, SOAR, and POC-ERP programs, selected enlisted members separate from active duty and join AFROTC as traditional cadets. 

ASCP offers enlisted personnel the opportunity to earn a commission while completing their bachelor's degree as an AFROTC cadet. Scholarships range from two to four years in length. Members selected for ASCP separate from active duty and enlist into AFROTC. 

SOAR allocates scholarship quotas to MAJCOMs, field operating agencies, and direct reporting units who select outstanding airmen for program participation. Qualified and selected airmen receive a two to four-year scholarship to a college or university offering AFROTC. Members selected for SOAR separate from active duty and enlist into AFROTC. 

Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program. The POC-ERP is an avenue for enlisted airmen with no more than two years of college remaining to apply for early release to attend college to finish earning their baccalaureate degree and commission through AFROTC. Selected participants separate from active duty and enlist into AFROTC and directly enter the POC. 

Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program and Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program. Active-duty members selected through the SLECP and NECP programs remain on active duty through the duration of the programs. 

Talk to your base education office and chain of command for more information on how to compete for these opportunities. Also, click here

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