The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Aerospace Studies
Director: Lt. Colonel Allen Gradnigo (U.S. Air Force)
Captain Alycia Lascek
Air Force ROTC Program
General Military Course courses are available for the freshman and sophomore years, and Professional Officers Course courses are available for the junior and senior years. Advanced credit for a portion of the freshman/sophomore curriculum may be granted for previous participation in high school junior ROTC, Army or Navy Senior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, military school, or prior active military service.
The general qualifications for general military course entry are as follows: (a) United States citizenship; (b) meeting college entrance medical standards; (c) good moral character, and (d) attending a college or university offering the AFROTC Four‑Year Program or a college or university which has a cross‑town enrollment agreement with an institution hosting the AFROTC Program. UNC Pembroke has a cross‑town enrollment agreement.
The objectives of the Aerospace Studies program are as follows:
- To recruit, train and produce a highly qualified Air Force officer capable of performing effectively in an assigned Air Force specialty.
- To provide a curriculum which is dynamic and responsive to the educational requirements of the Air Force junior officer.
- To provide relevant pre‑professional preparation for future Air Force officers in their freshman and sophomore years.
- To provide relevant pre‑professional preparation for future Air Force officers pursuing the Professional Officers Course.
- To stimulate the optimum development of military leadership among students through meaningful experience provided within a functional context.
- To motivate students to pursue flying careers and to provide practical indoctrination in flight operations.
- To strengthen each cadets' sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility and enhance knowledge of how the U.S. Air Force serves the national interest.
To be eligible for the General Military Course (GMC), each individual must:
- Be a full‑time student.
- Be 14 years of age or older.
- Be a U.S. citizen (there are provisions for aliens to participate in the GMC program).
- Be of good moral character.
- Meet University medical standards for admission to the institution.
- Not have been disqualified by disenrollment from an officer training program.
To be eligible for the Professional Officers Course (POC), each individual must:
- Be a full‑time student and scheduled to receive a baccalaureate degree.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be of good moral character.
- Be certified Medically Qualified by appropriate Air Force medical authorities.
- Be at least 17 years of age.
- Be in good academic standing.
- Successfully complete either GMC or equivalent training and a four‑week Field Training Course.
- Attain a minimum qualifying score on the Air Force Officers Qualifying Test.
- Have two academic years remaining when entering the POC.