Home of the Silver Falcons

Welcome to the official website for Air Force ROTC Detachment 550, the home of the Silver Falcons, located at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We offer a challenging in-college program to develop quality leaders for the United States Air Force with graduates commissioning as 2nd Lieutenants who serve in a variety of career fields the Air Force has to offer. AFROTC cadets prepare to become Air Force Officers alongside their degree requirements. You will improve your time-management skills, analytical skills, and physical fitness. Requirements include Leadership Laboratory, Physical Training, and Aerospace Studies Classes.

About The Program

Detachment 550

The Program

Learn about what it takes to participate in the AFROTC program at RPI


Meet our full-time cadre that support the cadets at Detachment 550.


Discover the various extracurricular opportunities available.


Explore all of the many scholarship opportunities available to you.

Find us.

1650 15TH ST, TROY, NY 12180

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