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Commander’s Message

Welcome to Air Force ROTC Detachment 845.  Our mission is simple.  We recruit, train, educate and commission the finest officers in the United States Air Force.  If you choose to enroll in our program, you will be introduced to exciting and rewarding career opportunities in today’s most innovative and technologically advanced Air Force.  You will grow as an individual, both mentally and physically, and you will learn the value of integrity, teamwork, and perseverance.  You will develop strong leadership skills that will benefit you as you serve our country as an Air Force officer and a citizen in the local community.  You will be held accountable for your actions as well as your inactions.  We need leaders willing to take smart calculated risks, not risk averse followers waiting and watching the world happen around them.

We have high standards to become an Air Force officer and less than 15% of those who initially apply complete the program and are commissioned as second lieutenants.  We are evaluating you as our future replacements and leaders of our nation’s sons and daughters – we will not accept anything less than excellence.  I challenge you to see if you are one of the select few who can be among the best!

– Lt Col Stephan DeHaas, Commander of AFROTC Det 845 and Professor of Aerospace Studies