On behalf of the Detachment 650, welcome to the Bobcat Wing! We have partnered with Ohio University since 1948 to produce high quality officers for the United State Air Force. We provide many resources to help students succeed academically, physically, and mentally and prepare for the challenges and great opportunities that await them upon graduation. Through this program we build the character, perseverance and strength of cadets so they will live by Air Force Core Values--integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
We are proud of the achievements of many of our commissioned graduates, which include four general officers and two members of the US Air Force Thunderbirds (one who became the unit commander and lead solo pilot). We are confident our current cadets will also find great success. Are you ready to challenge yourself and not just have a good job, but a great career? Give us a call or, better yet, stop by and see for yourself!
“To recruit, develop, and commission trustworthy, selfless, and professional Second Lieutenants for the Nation”
Detachment 650 is a proud organization with a rich history that has grown into a top of the line AFROTC detachment. We are dedicated to molding and guiding quality, respectable and responsible second lieutenants and civilians. Located in Bromley Hall here at Ohio University, the detachment is geared towards helping others do their very best. Excellence in all we do-- one of the USAF Core Values--certainly hits home for the cadre at the Detachment. We provide a program that will push you to achieve your goals while getting involved in the community, making new friends, learning new skills and turning you into an excellent officer in the world’s best Air Force.
The program focuses on teaching college students the skills they’ll need to become successful Company Grade Officers (CGOs) in the USAF. We do this by instilling a broad set of personal, professional, leadership, and managerial skills into each cadet throughout their three to four years in the program. These skills are developed through academic, hands-on experience, and mentorship. Every cadet is held to a high standard as a future officer and is challenged to continuously push themselves in order to stimulate personal growth throughout the breadth of their cadet careers.
With all the support you need, Detachment 650 is here to help you. If you have any questions or would like to come in, sit down to hear first-hand what we are about, give us an email or call and we will be glad to help.
At OHIO, Air Force ROTC is administratively part of University College