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  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be of legal age as required by the state in which you will be attending ROTC or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent.
  • Be in good academic standing.
    • Rated (Pilot, Combat Systems Officer, Air Battle Manager and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot)-commissioned before reaching the age of 29
    • Scholarship applicants-be younger than 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will be commissioned
    • Tech, nontech and nonrated-commissioned by age 30 (waiverable up to age 35)
  • Be physically qualified: 
    • Meet Air Force height and weight standards
    • Pass the Air Force Physical Fitness Test (PFT), an exam composed of three events: push-ups, crunches and a 1.5-mile run. The test is used to ensure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness.
      Be of good moral character
  • Have a military certified/qualified physical.
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), a standardized aptitude test (similar to the SAT and ACT) used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs or specific training programs.
  • Complete a field training course (a 24-day encampment in which cadets receive officership training).
  • Be selected by a board of Air Force Officers.

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