Welcome to the Detachment 045 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program!

Our primary objective in the AFROTC program is to "produce quality Second Lieutenants for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force." Our graduates will be commissioned officers ready to lead our country in 21st century operations. Cadets at Detachment 045 have a more unique college experience than most other students. Once a week, cadets attend ROTC classes taught by active-duty Air Force officers (cadre members).

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New Possibilities are waiting!

Cadets at Detachment 045 have a more unique college experience than most other college students. Once a week, cadets attend ROTC classes taught by commissioned Air Force officers (Cadre members). These classes are worth one to three credits at San Jose State University, and are part of the cadet's class schedule. In these classes, cadets are taught about Air Force history, customs and courtesies, and leadership skills. 

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Develop your Leadership Potential.

Every Friday, cadets attend a mandatory Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for the older cadets to practice their leadership, while younger cadets learn essential skills such as marching and uniform wear. With the cadre's approval, cadet officers organize and oversee LLAB training for all cadets. Though it can be demanding, LLAB is a great time for cadets to get to know one another and work as a team. 

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Push to New Limits.

Physical Training (PT) is a necessity at Detachment 045. PT takes place bright and early, twice a week.  While cadets are still expected to exercise during their free time, they are required to attend Physical Training (PT).  We focus on cardio and strength training to prepare cadets to pass the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), which consists of a 1.5-mile run, sit-ups, and push-ups. Cadets must pass the PFA to compete for Field Training and AFROTC Scholarships. 


Find Comraderie.

Detachment 045 is not all hard work. Besides the required classes, LLAB, and PT, many other opportunities exist for cadets to become involved in the detachment, including Arnold Air Society and the Precision Drill Unit. Other activities, such as trips to military installations, are organized throughout the year for cadets who want to learn more about the military lifestyle. The Air Force ROTC program helps fund these activities to ensure cadets have the opportunity to gain insight into multiple career possibilities.


Become a Spartan Airman. 

Aside from San Jose State University, Detachment 045 serves multiple crosstown universities and colleges in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, Foothill Community College, Menlo College, Mission College, Ohlone College and DeAnza Community College. 

AFROTC Detachment 045 receives generous support from many local community organizations, including the Tennessee Ernie Ford Chapter of the Air Force Association (AF361- Sunnyvale,CA), and the Silicon Valley Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. 


Compete for Scholarship Opportunities.

 Air Force ROTC also offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified ROTC cadets. Twice a year, cadets may apply for a variety of scholarships that can pay up to full college tuition. To be in the AFROTC Program, you do not need to be a U.S citizen. However, in order to compete for a scholarship or to contract with the U.S Air Force, you must be a citizen. If you have any questions, call: (408) 924-2960 or email afrotc@sjsu.edu.