Interested in becoming an Air Force ROTC Cadet but don’t know how? We have a program for you. The New Cadet Orientation Program (NCOP) is a voluntary five-day program held for all students interested in participating in Air Force ROTC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This program is an introduction to the AFROTC program as a whole, and gives students a head start on the semester, providing cadets with early access to their dorm rooms, opportunities to develop relationships with classmates, and an intimate knowledge of the campus layout all before classes even start.
NCOP is held before the fall semester begins, right before Rensselaer’s orientation week. Cadets will learn basic marching, customs and courtesies, team work, and have some great fun while at the same time. Cadets will spend the four days developing their understanding of Air Force ROTC and our program. They will also get to know their class and make new friends that will last a lifetime.
Students must either attend RPI or one of the cross-town schools that allow students to enroll in AFROTC at RPI. However, it is not mandatory to attend NCOP to enroll in AFROTC. If you have any questions, or are interested in registering for NCOP, please contact us at (518) 276-6236 or email email@example.com. Please put “ATTN: NCOP” in the subject line of your email.
Welcome Letters (Start Here):
- Att1: NCOP Registration
- Att2: NCOP Uniform Worksheet
- Att3: Uniform Size Guide
- Att4: AFROTC 28 – Pre-participatory Sports Physical
- Att5: AFROTC 35 – Civil Involvements
- Att6: Request for Release of Student Records
- Att9: Fitness Screening Questioner
Please mail registration packet to:
AFROTC Detachment 550
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Important and Useful Information:
- NCOP Informational Brochure
- Personal Grooming Standards
- Summer PT
- RPI Campus Map
- Armory Directions
- Det 550 Class Scheduling Information
Please fill in the following information and press “Send” if you are planning to attend our NCOP. Note: This is NOT your registration form! This is only meant to help us in our planning of the event. You will NOT be registered until you send back the hard copy of the “NCOP Registration” form, the ”NCOP Uniform Worksheet” and payment.