Become a Flying Husker


Detachment 465 is proud to offer students the value of one of the top public university experiences in the U.S combined with a top ranked ROTC Detachment. We’re ready to help you make the most of the incredible opportunities available in pursuit of your degree.

Application Process

Step 1

Watch the Det 465 Flying Husker Recruiting Video located at the bottom of our Home page, then...

Complete the UNL AFROTC Prospective Cadet Questionnaire

A Det 465 representative will reach out to you to discuss setting up an in-person or virtual meeting.

Step 2

Be ACCEPTED & enrolled full time (12 credit hours) at the  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Concordia University, Doane, or Wesleyan College


Step 3

Complete the official Air Force ROTC application. Apply Here.

Step 4

Email us at for further guidance. Once we receive your email, we will perform a quality review of your questionnaire and WINGS application and inform you of our decision.

Then you will:

  • In-process prior to the term start date
  • Register for the appropriate Aerospace Studies classes 


In order to participate and complete the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at UNL, you will need to meet and maintain the following Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled full time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Concordia University, Doane, or Wesleyan College
  • Enroll and participate in both the Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership lab each semester.
  • Be age 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age for Flying career fields is 32, for non-flying is 39.
  • Be of good moral character without serious or excessive civil involvements.
  • Complete in-processing checklist.
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
  • Pass a medical examination.
  • Pass physical fitness requirements.
  • Successfully complete field training.
  • Maintain required GPA standards. 2.5 for scholarship cadets / 2.0 for all others (All attempted college courses count towards GPA calculation.)
    • Scholarship retention — 2.5 (term) and 2.5 (cumulative) on a 4.0 scale (pre-health GPA is 3.5)
  • Receive a "C" or better in all aerospace studies courses and pass all leadership labs.
  • Receive an enrollment allocation into the Professional Officer Course.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or working towards U.S. citizenship

The following would prohibit a person from  AFROTC membership but does not preclude any student from enrolling in an Aerospace Studies class:

  • Conscientious objectors
  • Present or former commissioned officers
  • Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Previous history of certain medical conditions or ongoing treatment
  • Students who do not meet or cannot maintain required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline, and military performance
  • Individuals disenrolled from a previous officer training program (regardless of military branch)


We are open for walk-ins from 0800-1500, Monday through Friday on UNL's campus inside the Military and Naval Science Building, however, appointments are encouraged to ensure our cadre will be available to meet with you. Simply call our main line at 402-472-8341 or email us at to set up an appointment. We may also be able to spend some one-on-one time answering any questions you might have about the program. Ultimately, we'll do our best to answer any questions you have and to help you decide whether joining Air Force ROTC and Detachment 465 is right for you.