Welcome to the on-line home of Air Force ROTC Detachment 585! Established in 1951, Det 585 is located on the campus of Duke University and proudly serves both Duke and North Carolina Central Universities. Eagerly carrying out the mission of Air Force ROTC by producing quality leaders for the Air Force, Det 585 is a military educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while earning a college degree.
I invite you to check out our website, including the links to associated Air Force websites, and then follow up by contacting us for any further information. Whether you're a prospective cadet, a parent of a prospective cadet, current cadet, or friend of Det 585, I trust you will find the information useful and entertaining. Thanks for visiting, and please call or email us directly with any questions!
There are many reasons why Det 585 is the best AFROTC detachment for you. For example:
Lt. Col. Peter Oertel
Commander, Detachment 585 AFROTC