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Small Cadet Wing

Det 590 is considered a “Small Detachment” by AFROTC which means you really get to know your fellow cadets and get direct mentorship from Cadre. The training is unparalleled. It’s also a great way to get more involved, more quickly. For example, freshman routinely hold formal positions in the Cadet Wing meaning you will be empowered to impact your unit from the start. Furthermore, you will having many more opportunities in Color Guard, Arnold Air Society, and for trips across the US! You can’t find those opportunities anywhere else.

Convenient Location

Det 590 is located in the Naval Armory, right in the middle of campus. It is easy for students to get to and from the detachment and class. You will find cadets in the lounge all throughout the day, working on homework, or just hanging out! It is a great place to get to know your wingmen.

Afternoon Physical Training (PT)

Det 590 values your time as a college student. Our PT sessions are typically held in the afternoon to ensure students can try to have a healthier sleep schedule. Additionally, every week we have a morale PT where we play sports with cadre to wind down from a long week of classes!

New Cadet Orientation Program

Before each fall semester, we hold our annual New Cadet Orientation Program (NCOP) to acclimate new cadets to Air Force ROTC. This voluntary program is designed so students can focus on the basics of Air Force ROTC while building a sense of teamwork and camaraderie with their classmates – all before they have to worry about keeping up with college studies. Graduates of NCOP frequently say that it cemented in their minds that Air Force ROTC was right for them.