Southeast Missouri State University

General Military Course Requirements:  Any full-time student, male or female, who is in good academic standing, a U.S. citizen, in good health, and pursuing a bachelor's degree or highter may join the General Military Cadet (GMC). The Professional Officer Corps (POC) membership, which is comprised of juniors and seniors, is competitively selected. To be admitted to the Air Force ROTC GMC, you must:

Any full-time student, male or female, who is in good academic standing, a U.S. citizen, in good health, and pursuing a bachelor's degree or highter may join the General Military Cadet (GMC). The Professional Officer Corps (POC) membership, which is comprised of juniors and seniors, is competitively selected. To be admitted to the Air Force ROTC GMC, you must:

  • Be enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University
  • Fill out an Air Force ROTC application
  • Enroll in an Air Force ROTC class and corresponding leadership lab
  • Maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA (grade point average)
  • Be physically fit, meet height and weight standards

Professional Officer Course Requirements:  The Professional Officer Course is offered to juniors and seniors who have already committed to a four-year post-graduation service commitment with the Air Force.  You must meet all the GMC membership requirements and:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a military certified/qualified physical
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
  • Be selected by a board of Air Force officers
  • Complete an Air Force ROTC Field Training course during the summer of your sophomore and junior year
  • Be of legal age as required by the state in which you will be attending ROTC or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Four-year Program: has two academic years remaining in a degree program (undergraduate, graduate or combination of both)
  • Participate in both Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratory each semester
  • Be physically fit
    • Meet Air Force height and weight standards
    • Pass the Air Force Physical Fitness Test
  • If you are single with a dependent or married to a military member with dependent you are ineligible to enter the POC; no waiver is authorized. A dependent is defined as anyone incapable of self-care, e.g., child, parent, etc.

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