In 1946, 76 ROTC Senior Division Air ROTC units were established by the War Department. General Orders Number 124, signed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Army Chief of Staff, included Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. At the beginning of the 1946-1947 school year it was known as the “Army Air Corps.” In 1947 the Army and Air Force became separate entities. In 1952, OSU Air Force ROTC became the first air division in the country, comprising the 52nd and 53rd wings.
The Air Force ROTC program at OSU is all about leadership. We will give you the training, tools, and opportunity to test and develop your leadership abilities from day one. The weekly Leadership Laboratory is planned, organized, and executed by the cadets with general guidance from the active duty cadre members. This provides cadets ample opportunity to put their leadership style into action and learn from their successes and failures.
Cadets are also assigned positions in the Cadet Wing that allow the students to experience the organization and operations of an Air Force wing. Upper-class cadets hold positions of leadership that further enhance their exposure to the responsibilities of an officer.
The Air Force ROTC program at Oklahoma State University is available to surrounding colleges and universities that we call “Cross-town Schools”. Det 670 has an agreement with these institutions of higher education to provide the full AFROTC program to those affiliate students who wish to commission as officers upon completion of their degrees. Information on those schools is provided here:
- OSU Tulsa
- Rogers State University
- Langston University
- The University of Central Oklahoma
- The University of Tulsa
- Tulsa Community College
- Oral Roberts University
- Northern Oklahoma College
Read more about OSU Air Force ROTC HERE.