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Air Force Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 825

 

Welcome to Longhorn Airman Country!  Our mission at AFROTC Detachment 825 is to develop high-impact officers ready and motivated to lead and serve in our nation’s Air Force…Inspire, Educate, Train.

AFROTC was established at the University of Texas in 1947, in conjunction with the creation of the United States Air Force, to prepare civilian college students to become Air Force officers.  Today, our cadet wing is comprised of officer candidates who attend The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Concordia University, Huston-Tillotson University, Southwestern University, and St. Edwards University. 

As a cadet in AFROTC, you will be working towards a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, perfecting the leadership skills you will need to be a successful Air Force officer, while you earn your college degree.

Our detachment has a rich culture that breeds excellence in our cadets and produces world-class officers for America’s Air Force.  Our distinguished alumni include retired Lt Gen Kenneth Eickmann; Brig Gen Jeannie Leavitt, the Air Force’s first female fighter pilot; Operation ENDURING FREEDOM/IRAQI FREEDOM veterans like Maj Christopher Cooper; Purple Heart recipient Captain John Simpson; former NCAA track and field stars Capt Quincy Boles and Capt Kelly Heinbaugh; and member of the 2005 National Champion football team, Capt Brad Poronsky.  We are also privileged to have the 13th Secretary of the Air Force and former Chancellor of The University of Texas, Dr. Hans Mark, on faculty in Austin. 

We don’t just commission second lieutenants, we ensure they are ready for takeoff as leaders in the world’s best Air Force. The journey is not an easy one, but it leads to one of the most rewarding careers in the world. Are you up for the challenge?

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Col Paul A. Tombarge

Chair of Detachment 825 AFROTC

Col Paul A. Tombarge
Colonel Paul A. Tombarge is the Commander, Detachment 825, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Chair, Department of Air Force Science, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Detachment 825 AFROTC

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 East 23rd Street, RLP 5.726
    Mailcode C3600
    Austin, TX 78712-1422
    512-471-1776 Detachment E-mail: AFROTCDET825@utexas.edu