By Phil Berube, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 08, 2016
Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 campuses across the country. It prepares young men and women to become leaders in the Air Force, but it’s also much more. You’ll grow mentally and physically as you acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force Officer and in life. It’s also a great opportunity to pay for school through scholarships. You’ll develop lifelong friendships and have unique experiences. Plus unlike many college students, you’ll have a position waiting for you after graduation at one of the world’s top high-tech organizations—the U.S. Air Force.
Headquarters Air Force ROTC announces the selection of three of its 145 detachments as Right of Line Award winners for 2016.
Winners are Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (small detachment category); Detachment 825, University of Texas at Austin (medium detachment category); and Detachment 028, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Arizona) (large detachment category).
Right of Line Award winner selection is based on performance measurements such as officer production, scholarships, recruiting efforts and community service.
The AFROTC commander selects the eventual Right of Line Award recipients from the winners of four separate regional competitions in each category. The regional winners earn the High Flight Award.
“The Right of Line awards are extremely competitive, which speaks to the tremendous talent we have in Air Force ROTC,” said Col. Sherry Stearns-Boles, commander, AFROTC. “While all of our detachments are successfully developing premier leaders of character for the Air Force, this award is a great opportunity to recognize three of our best detachments.”