Detachment Overview

▼   History

The Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, was created by the passage of the National Defense Act in 1916.


▼   Operating Locations/Cross-Town Affiliations 
Detachment 014 includes members from our main campus, the University of South Alabama, our Operating Location at the University of West Florida and our two cross-town affiliates, the University of Mobile and Spring Hill College.
▼   Core Values

It is important to understand the values that guide an organization and its members. The U.S. Air Force is dedicated to achieving excellence in everything we do. This sentiment is reflected in our core values.

Integrity First: Integrity is essential. It is the inner voice, the source of self-control, the basis for the trust that is imperative in today’s Air Force. It is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.

Service Before Self: Service in the Air Force is not just another job. It is an uncommon profession that calls for people of uncommon dedication. A leader unwilling to sacrifice individual goals for the good of the unit cannot convince other members to do so.

Excellence in All We Do: Our mission often involves the risk of human life—and sometimes national survival. The obligation to excel is a moral obligation for members of the Air Force.

▼   Mission

Air Force ROTC's mission is to develop quality leaders for the Air Force.  We recruit, educate and commission officer candidates through college campus programs based on Air Force requirements.

United States Air Force Mission: Fly, Fight, and Win...Airpower Anytime, Anywhere.

United States Space Force Mission: Conduct global space operations that enhance the way our joint and coalition forces fight, while also offering decision makers military options to achieve national objectives.

▼   Airman's Creed

I am an American Airman.
I am a warrior.
I have answered my nation's call.

I am an American Airman,
My mission is to fly, fight, and win.

I am faithful to a proud heritage,
a tradition of honor,
and a legacy of valor.

I am an American Airman,
guardian of freedom and justice,
my nation's sword and shield,
its sentry and avenger.
I defend my country with my life.

I am an American Airman:
Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
and I will not fail.