Air Force ROTC considers the personal interview to be the most critical aspect of the selection process and the weight of the point totals back this up. The AFROTC interview is worth 45% of whether or not you earn the scholarship!
|Area of Consideration
|Physical Fitness Assessment
The Interview is used to assess officership and leadership potential by discerning alignment of student’s values with Air Force to include:
- Character/core values
- Human relations predisposition
- Planning and organizing ability
- Communication skills
- Leadership ability
- Motivation toward the Air Force
AFROTC Interview Questions
Here are some typical questions you will receive that cover these areas:
- Why do you want to be an Air Force officer?
- What do you know about Air Force ROTC?
- How would you define integrity? Give me an example of an experience you’ve had or observed regarding a failure of integrity or honor.
- What is important to you? What are your priorities? How do you reconcile things when you have too much to do?
- Do you like to do projects in groups or individually?
- Have you ever experienced working with others different than yourself? What did you learn from that experience?
- Tell me about a time you led others in a project or a goal.
- Tell me about a time you had a failure. What happened and what did you learn from it?
It is important to note that achievement in extracurricular activities (vice mere participation) is a key indicator of leadership and officer potential. Extracurricular activities include athletics, academic, civic organizations, student government, employment, etc.
If you are selected as a scholarship finalist, you will be directed through a notification letter. This will most likely be your geographically closest ROTC detachment to your home address. Any travel to and from the interview will be at your own expense.