ECU Air Force ROTC

Military Programs

Mission and Introduction

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I am an American Airman.
I am a Warrior.
I have answered my Nation's call.
I am an American Airman.
My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win.
I am faithful to a Proud Heritage,
A Tradition of Honor,
And a Legacy of Valor.
I am an American Airman.
Guardian of Freedom and Justice,
My Nation's Sword and Shield,
Its Sentry and Avenger.
I defend my Country with my Life.
I am an American Airman.
Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
And I will not fail.


Thank you for inquiring about East Carolina University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. We welcome you to attend ECU's AFROTC program if you are awarded an AFROTC scholarship. But, if you are not awarded a scholarship, you still can enroll in ECU's AFROTC program if you are accepted as a full time student to the university. Once enrolled in the program, you my may be eligible to compete for a scholarship later in your academic career.

Academic studies in AFROTC were established at ECU in 1948 – one year after the Air Force became a separate service of the armed forces. Since then, more than one thousand ECU students have pursued AFROTC studies and have been commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force.

Although we commission our fair share of pilots and navigators, the majority of ECU cadets become Air Force officers in non-flying positions. Our cadets major in business administration, computer science, education, mathematics, foreign languages, history, humanities, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology, and virtually every other academic discipline available at ECU.

As a student at ECU, you can participate in one of the most dynamic on-campus programs available to students. You can develop self-confidence and leadership skills, meet a wide range of people and compete for merit-based AFROTC scholarships. More importantly, you have an opportunity to open future career doors.