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Lead in the world's greatest Air Force

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The Bobcat Wing

Welcome to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 650 at Ohio University. We offer a challenging in-college program that develops quality leaders for the World's Premier Air Force. Upon course completion and graduation, our cadets commission as active duty second lieutenants and serve in the nation in a multitude of exciting career fields and duty locations.

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AFROTC is a challenging program that unapologetically holds its participants to very high standards but the experiences and opportunities are second to none. Cadets are trained and evaluated based on their ability to embody the USAF Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Throughout our program, cadre and upperclassmen ensure that each cadet has ample opportunity to grow as leaders by first teaching them vital leadership skills and then providing them hands-on experiential opportunities so that they can craft and grow their own individual leadership styles. The end result is a tried and tested junior officer capable of hitting the ground running managing multi-million dollar projects and leading America's best and brightest.


Our program is designed to be completed in four years but can be compressed to three or extended to five in order to accommodate unique situations and demanding technical degree requirements. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept students with less than three years remaining towards their undergraduate degrees.

Participation in AFROTC does not constitute an obligation to the United States Air Force (USAF) until a cadet reaches their junior year OR they accept an AFROTC in-college scholarship. Freshman and sophomores who are not on scholarship can disenroll from the program at any point with no obligation to enter the armed services. For more information on scholarships, please visit the main AFROTC website.

If you are interested in joining our program or would like more information about Det 650 specifically, please contact us to talk with a cadre member by phone or email.

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This page current as of August 14, 2018


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