Reserve Officers Training Corps ROTC

Yale hosts both Naval and Air Force ROTC units that offer interested Yale College students an opportunity to pursue their regular Yale degrees while preparing for leadership in the military services. Regardless of financial need, participating students may receive significant help in meeting the costs of a Yale education.

Reserve Officers Training Corps ROTC

Yale hosts both Air Force and Naval ROTC units that offer Yale College students an opportunity to prepare for leadership in the military services while pursuing their regular Yale degrees. Regardless of demonstrated need, participating students may receive significant financial aid.

Air Force ROTC

The mission of Yale Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 009 is to produce quality leaders for the United States Air Force. AFROTC program requirements include militaryleadership preparation, physical training, and Aerospace Studies coursework. After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets commission as officers into the Air Force upon graduation from Yale College, serving in a variety of military specialties such as aviation, intelligence, logistics, and medicine.AFROTC prepares students to excel as Air Force leaders and to operate effectively in a dynamicmilitary environment.

For additional information about Yale’s Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program, visit the program’s Web site or send questions to Lt Col Holly Hermes at

Naval ROTC

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program was established to educate and train young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Because Yale hosts a Naval ROTC unit, all NROTC courses, physical training, and leadership development seminars take place on Yale’s campus. First-year students may apply for enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program and then compete for scholarships at the completion of their freshman year. If selected for the Scholarship Program, students receive full tuition, academic fees, a stipend for textbooks, and a monthly subsistence allowance that increases annually.

Students may apply for the national NROTC scholarship on line via the Naval ROTC Web site. Applications are due by January 31 for activation the following fall. For enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program, students apply directly to the Yale NROTC unit.

Questions about the Yale NROTC program may be sent to Interested students should also visit the Yale Naval ROTC Web site.