Air Force and Space Force ROTC at the University of Kansas

Air Force ROTC Cadre and Cadets 2024

We have a great Air Force and Space Force ROTC program here at the University of Kansas. Detachment 280, the Flying Jayhawks, comprises over 50 cadets who are full-time students from the University of Kansas and our cross-town schools which include Baker University, Benedictine College, Donnelly College, Haskell Indian Nations University, Johnson County Community College, Mid America Nazarene University, Ottawa University, Park University, University of Saint Mary and Washburn University. As part of our program, you’ll take part in Air and Space Studies classes, Leadership Laboratory, and Physical Training.  

Five members of the KU Cadre

For information about AFROTC, email AFROTC at:

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SSgt Byrd: 785-864-1212

TSgt Hudson: 785-864-1213

Captain Gordon: 785-864-1216

 : 785-864-1215

Click here to begin your AFROTC application process