Top Nav Top Nav Footer Nav
Back toTop

Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training

Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training


Air Force Reserve Officer Training

Samford University hosts the Birmingham area Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment. Students enrolled in AFROTC attend Birmingham Southern as a regular student. AFROTC activities include attending class and one leadership lab per week at Samford. Students commission as Officers in the United States Air Force when completed with the program. The AFROTC program is an excellent way to enjoy the college experience and prepare to serve your country at the same time.

If you are interested please call the Detachment at (205) 726-2859

Detachment 012 Web site:
E-mail the Detachment with Questions :

Please Note: The links on this page will open a new browser window. To return to the Birmingham-Southern Web site, simple close the new window.


A variety of scholarships are available. For details see:

Army Reserve Officer Training

Army ROTC fits into your class schedule.

Army ROTC takes no more of your time than other college courses and counts as credit toward your college diploma.  You can take entry level ROTC courses without making any commitment to the military.  In Army ROTC, you'll do stuff that will challenge you both mentally and physically.  As you find yourself rappelling from cliffs or leading your team through various obstacles, you'll develop skills you can use throughout your entire life and career.  Skills like thinking on your feet, taking charge and making smart decisions.

Qualify for a scholarship.

Army ROTC awards two and three-year scholarships to hundreds of students each year, based solely on merit.  Qualify, and you could receive a substantial scholarship for tuition and educational fees, plus money for books and a monthly allowance to help cover the day-to-day costs of college.  All scholarship cadets and contracted non-scholarship cadets receive a monthly allowance, plus pay for summer training. Many students choose to serve as “officer trainees” in the Army Reserve or National Guard while enrolled in ROTC, earning them additional money and experience.  Veterans and students serving in the Reserves or National Guard may qualify to enter directly into the advance course.  Unlimited Nursing Scholarships if you qualify. 

Here's what Army ROTC can do for you.

As a college and ROTC graduate, you will serve as an Army officer, either full time on active duty or part time while you begin your civilian career. After Army ROTC, problem solving, team building and decision making will be second nature.  Plus, you'll have the self-assurance of knowing you can push yourself to the limit.  With experience like this, there won't be anything in your career you can't handle. 

How do I get started?

Registering for an Army ROTC course is all it takes to get started.  If interested sign up for the following class:

Fall Classes

4125  MS  101-JQ  Military Leadership 1 hour  Thurs 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
4131  MS  201-VT  Military Leadership 1 hour  Thurs 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Spring Classes

6488  MS  102-JQ  Military Leadership 1 hour  Thurs 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6490  MS  202-1  Military Leadership 1 hour  Thurs 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

For additional details, contact the Army ROTC Department, LTC (R)  Scott , (205) 934-7215 or email:

For additional information about the Army ROTC program, please visit the UAB Army ROTC Web site.