Professor of Aerospace Studies
Lieutenant Colonel Buster G. McCall

319 Memorial Hall, 479-575-3651/3652,

E-mail: rotc030@uark.edu

World Wide Web

http://afrotc.uark.edu/

The University of Arkansas hosts the award-winning Air Force ROTC Detachment 030, ThunderHawgs, part of a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions as officers in the United States Air Force while simultaneously attending college.  Students can register through normal course registration processes.  

Air Force ROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes:

AERO 1011The Foundations of the United States Air Force I (Fa)1
AERO 1021The Foundations of the United States Air Force II (Sp)1
AERO 2011The Evolution of Air and Space Power I (Fa)1
AERO 2021The Evolution of Air and Space Power II (Sp)1
AERO 3013Air Force Leadership Studies I (Fa)3
AERO 3023Air Force Leadership Studies II (Sp)3
AERO 4013National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I (Fa)3
AERO 4023National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II (Sp)3

And a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year, at which students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies. 

College students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both Air Force ROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force. 

Additional information about Air Force ROTC can be found on the Web at http://www.afrotc.com/

Courses

AERO 1011. The Foundations of the United States Air Force I (Fa). 1 Hour.

A survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership LAB mandatory for cadets. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 1021. The Foundations of the United States Air Force II (Sp). 1 Hour.

A survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership LAB mandatory for cadets. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 2011. The Evolution of Air and Space Power I (Fa). 1 Hour.

This historical survey features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air power through examination of the Air Force Core Functions and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 2021. The Evolution of Air and Space Power II (Sp). 1 Hour.

This historical survey features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air power through examination of the Air Force Core Functions and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force officer candidate. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 3013. Air Force Leadership Studies I (Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 3023. Air Force Leadership Studies II (Sp). 3 Hours.

A study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 4013. National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I (Fa). 3 Hours.

Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Communication skills are honed within this structure. Corequisite: Lab component.

AERO 4023. National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Communication skills are honed within this structure. Corequisite: Lab component.

Buster G. McCall, Professor, Lieutenant Colonel
Clayton E. Sharum, Assistant Professor, Captain