Professor of Aerospace Studies
Lieutenant Colonel Marc E. Wolfe

319 Memorial Hall, 479-575-3651

Email: rotc030@uark.edu

Air Force ROTC Website

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 1011Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I1
AERO 1021Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II1
AERO 2011Team and Leadership Fundamentals I1
AERO 2021Team and Leadership Fundamentals II1
AERO 3013Leading People and Effective Communication I3
AERO 3023Leading People and Effective Communication II3
AERO 4013National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I3
AERO 4023National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II3

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 www.afrotc.com

Courses

AERO 1011. Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I. 1 Hour.

A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Leadership LAB mandatory for cadets. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

AERO 1021. Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II. 1 Hour.

A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Leadership LAB mandatory for cadets. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Spring)

AERO 2011. Team and Leadership Fundamentals I. 1 Hour.

This course focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

AERO 2021. Team and Leadership Fundamentals II. 1 Hour.

This course focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Prerequisite: AERO 2011. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Spring)

AERO 3013. Leading People and Effective Communication I. 3 Hours.

This course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

AERO 3023. Leading People and Effective Communication II. 3 Hours.

This course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Spring)

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

This course is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

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

This course is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Spring)