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Your athletic prowess will be tested through our physical fitness program. Your judgement and critical thinking skills will be put to the test through our Leadership Laboratory opportunities. Leadership abilities and aptitude will be put on display through challenges presented with Group Leadership Projects and many other opportunities. Test your ability to gain concepts critical to team and leadership fundamentals and effective communication. Going beyond your capabilities is what we strive to do to ensure a well-rounded student-leader here at Det 006.

“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”

At the conclusion of your journey within our program you will graduate with a 100% job placement in one of our offered career fields at $39K base pay that could jump to $59K within four years. Also, you will get medical/dental benefits, dependent pay if/when you have a spouse and or child(ren). Montgomery G.I. Bill to pay for higher education or pass to a spouse or children if opted into. 30 days paid vacation/leave a year. Access to a network of leaders and brilliant minds that are second to none and this is just to name a few.  All of this while still being able to maintain the traditional college student life and be able to participate in various student organizations, sports, and other hobbies. There is no commitment to the Air Force or military until a scholarship is received, therefore you can give us try for a semester and see how you like the program commitment-free.

Our qualification standards are simple. Alongside a disciplined work ethic , you must be accepted and enrolled (or plan to be if still in high school) as a full-time student at Jackson State University, our host university, or one of our Crosstown Schools: Millsaps College, Tougaloo College, Mississippi College, Belhaven University, and Hinds Community College. Secondly, you must have and be able to maintain at least a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Lastly, be of good moral character as you will be a leader in the world’s greatest Air Force after you graduate. If you are interested in more information for becoming a cadet go here and if you’d like to read up more about scholarships offered please click here.



Join us monthly for our Zoom call every first Monday of the month using the QR Code below and register so that you can speak with our team live and ask any pertinent questions you may have. Also, we will be presenting a brief overview to ensure you have a complete picture of what AFROTC has to offer.


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Air Force ROTC Detachment 006   |   Jackson State University  –  J.Y. Woodard Building  |   afrotc@jsums.edu   |   601-979-1620


Air Force ROTC Detachment 006
Founded: 2005
Location: J.Y. Woodard
Academic Department: Aerospace Studies
– 3 x Officers
– 2 x Non-Commissioned Officers
– 1 x JSU Employee (Civilian)
Email: afrotc@jsums.edu
Detachment Phone Number:
Information current as of 7 Jun 2021

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Top (title) photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance (Atlas V launch of MUOS-1 Satellite).  All other photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force (www.af.mil).
Information on website is current as of 23 September 2020.