Commander’s Welcome


The Air Force ROTC program is a great way to earn a commission in the United States Air Force. I think you will find that our program is both a challenging and rewarding experience.  Cadets must successfully earn a bachelors degree before we can commission them as second lieutenants, therefore we stress academic excellence throughout our cadet’s college tenure.  This focus also requires them to balance tough academic demands with corps activities and their personal lives. Time management and an unwavering desire to succeed are definitely keys to success.  Our mission is to commission Air Force second lieutenants, leaders of the highest quality and character that exudes our core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.


As the Commander, I make the following commitment to our cadet corps:

• Training will be tough, but rewarding and you will gain lifelong friends.

• Our policies, expectations and actions will be fair and consistent.

• Our graduates will be fully prepared to serve as Air Force officers.


If you are interested in joining us and upholding the finest traditions of the Air Force and Na Koa Lani of Air Force ROTC Detachment 175 or just have questions, please don’t hesitate to email and/or call us at afrotc@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-7734