Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program at Clarkson University develops commissioned officers for both the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Space Force (USSF) by providing cadets with essential leadership mentorship, time & stress management, organization, interpersonal skills, and military knowledge.

Cadets who successfully complete all AFROTC requirements and earn a bachelor’s degree will commission as Second Lieutenants and enter the active duty Air Force or Space Force.

Cadets do not have to immediately commit to a service obligation; the cadet becomes obligated at the start of a cadet's junior year or when their scholarship is activated.

AFROTC Detachment 536 services all qualified students from the four campuses of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley: Clarkson University, Saint Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam.  

Air Force ROTC Detachment 536

Contact Us

Mailing Address: Box 5850, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13699  
Address: Suite 1106, Old Main Building, 55 Main St., Potsdam, NY 13699  
Email:   Phone: 315-268-7989   Fax: 315-268-4234

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AFROTC Scholarships

AFROTC offers a wide variety of scholarships for college and college-bound students in all approved bachelor's and graduate degree programs. For the latest and most accurate information, please go to the AFROTC website's scholarship page at High school students can apply for the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) before January of their senior year at

If you have specific scholarship questions, contact the Recruiting Officer at

External Resources

Current as of January 26th, 2024

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