During your junior year, you will rank your top 6 preferred career fields and submit them to a selection board. This will be on a form commonly referred to as the ‘dream sheet’.
When you submit your ‘dream sheet,’ the selection board will take the following attributes into consideration:
Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) scores
Field Training Ranking
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) scores
After you are evaluated in comparison to the rest of the ROTC cadets in your commissioning year, the selection board will gauge your stated interests alongside the needs of the Air Force and assign you an AFSC. During your Senior year, you will submit your preferences for where you would like to be stationed for your first assignment. You will typically be notified of your AFSC and base location approximately six months before you commission.
Depending on the AFSC, you may have to attend various training programs before you begin work on active duty. These training programs are typically much shorter than the Rated training programs and do not incur an additional service commitment.