Message From Lt Col Paula A. Kelly


Welcome to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment at Manhattan College, serving over 30 schools in the New York City metro area. Our goal is to provide pre-commissioning education for qualified students who desire to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force while still enjoying a civilian college life.

The department offers both a three and a four-year commissioning programs, each with its own special advantages. The shorter program allows sophomore students, junior college transfer students, and other students with at least six academic semesters remaining, either in undergraduate or graduate status, and who have met required qualifications, to obtain an Air Force commission while completing their studies. The four-year program provides on-campus study during the freshman through senior years. Both programs provide the opportunity to compete for full academic scholarships.

Although the Detachment is located at Manhattan College, attending Manhattan College does not mean that you must join AFROTC. Students interested in joining the program should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, 1000+ SAT (Math/Verbal only), be physically fit, and within height/weight standards. We also cater to these crosstown schools.

If you are interested in joining the program, please contact Unit Admissions Officer at or (718) 862-7201.