Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 450 at Montana State University (MSU) hosts the 450th AFROTC Cadet Wing and is responsible for developing cadets pursuing a commission in the United States Air Force. 

AFROTC Detachment 450 was officially activated on 1 August 1952.  Today Det 450 at MSU continues to be dedicated for providing the Air Force with quality leaders and officers. We come from all backgrounds of ethnic, religous, race, and creed, but we all have one thing in common; we are all here to make a difference and provide a service to this country.

Some Facts:

We encourage our cadets to hold a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA).  In the Spring of 2018, our cadet's GPA average was a 3.43. Ranking #5 out of 145 universities nationally and #2 Regionally!  Our cadets receive awards and recognition for making the dean's and president's lists. Det 450 holds high academic standards for our cadets to be competitive for scholarships and field training enrollment allocations.

Although academics are every cadet's first priority, the cadets of Det 450 excel in other areas as well. Each cadet works hard every Tuesday and Thursday morning at mandatory Physical Training at 0600. This paid off in the 2016-2017 academic year when Det 450 was ranked #4 of 34 universities in the Northwest region and #2 of 145 detachments regionally with an average cadet fitness score of 96.65! 

Detachment 450 at Montana State University is the only Air Force ROTC detachment in the state of Montana. We produce outstanding Air Force officers to lead our fellow Airmen in the United States Air Force.  We are proud to honor our former Detachment Commanders, you can review the legacy of Det 450 leadership here.  Two former Det 450 Cadets have risen to the rank of Lieutenant General, one to the rank of Major General, and two to the rank of Brigadier General. 


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Last updated 24 January 2017