Ohio University's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is a 4-year, in-college officer training program that allows college students to obtain a undergraduate degree while training to become an officer for the United States Air Force (USAF) or Space Force (USSF). As part of the AFROTC, students earn elective credit hours towards their undergraduate degrees. At Ohio University, AFROTC cadets earn a minor in Aerospace Studies upon graduation. 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.
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, including four general officers and two members of the US Air Force Thunderbirds. 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!
Det 650 Mission
Air Force ROTC recruits, develops, and commissions trustworthy, selfless, and professional Second Lieutenants for the nation.
About Detachment 650
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. 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.
Choosing to participate in becoming an officer in the United States Air Force or the United States Space Force will be one of the best decisions you can ever make. If you have any questions, please contact us at 740-593-1343 or email@example.com.
Air Force ROTC
35 Congress Street
Bromley Hall 159
Athens, OH 45701
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