Air Force ROTC

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Current as of November 14, 2022

Welcome to the USC Department of Aerospace Studies

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Home of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 060 and
the Airmen of Troy 60th Cadet Wing

Detachment 060 is located on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California where Air Force ROTC classes are held each week during the academic year. We host students from a range of crosstown schools in the state of California. 

Welcome to the Detachment of Champions! Our faculty and staff are committed to maintaining the most elite Air Force ROTC program in the nation here at USC. We are incredibly proud to be part of the Trojan Family! The university’s administration has created a culture that values the military and veterans, and provides services and support to our students, enrolled both here at USC, as well as those traveling from our crosstown partner institutions.

Cadet Student Experience

For more information about cadet life, and cadet-run events, including New Student Orientation, Color Guard, Arnold Air Society, and the Southern California Invitational Drill Meet, please visit the Airmen of Troy at

Our program, alongside those of our sister services, is truly unique at USC. We build senior leaders for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, as well as the Defense, Federal Service, and Aerospace sectors – and the legacy of success among Trojan ROTC graduates is unparalleled, with more than 200 notable USC ROTC alumni making the ranks of general officer or senior civilian in the Department of Defense.

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The Department of Aerospace Studies teaches curricula related to National Security Studies, Leadership, application of Air Power, and National Defense Strategy. We emphasize the Air Force Core Values of Integrity, Service, and Excellence, along with such leadership traits as Courage, Humility, Nobility, Loyalty, and Compassion. Our graduates and commissioned officers are true Warrior Scholars!

We believe a healthy civil-military discourse is foundational to the future of our nation. Our academic classes are open to ALL students, regardless of major or background, whether they wish to enter military service or not.
Most of our academic students are dual enrolled as Air Force ROTC cadets, and will take courses such as Leadership Laboratory as a practical component to their academic studies. Our program puts those students on an executive leadership track with guaranteed employment upon graduation, and the promise of practical, measurable leadership experience along the way.

Finally, although AFROTC is intended as a four-year undergraduate program, we have abbreviated, tailored tracks to complete the program in as little as three years for both undergrad/graduate students. It’s never too late to consider a future that begins with servant leadership in the U.S. Air and Space Forces!

Official Site of the U.S. Air Force  | Holm Center | Headquarter Air Force ROTCFOIA

Disclaimer: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of these Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. The U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.The Airmen of Troy is a recognized USC student organization and 501c3 non-profit, open to all students. Neither the U.S. Air Force, nor AFROTC Det 060 endorses the organization.


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Department of Aerospace Studies Air Force ROTC Detachment 060

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3560 Watt Way, PED 112
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 764-5983