Meet the Cadre
Lieutenant Colonel David L. Weide
Lieutenant Colonel David L. Weide is the Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 450, the Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Department Head for Aerospace Studies in the College of Engineering at the Montana State University (MSU). He is responsible for the all detachment and cadet programs including the recruiting, training and commissioning of all AFROTC cadets on the MSU campus. Lt Col Weide instructs Foundations of the Air Force, Military History, Leadership and Management and senior-level course on National Security Strategy and Senior Cadet's Active Duty Preparation. Lt Col Weide also serves as the Education Officer for Detachment 450. He took command of of Detachment 450 in August 2013. A list of former Professors of Aerospace Studies & AFROTC Det 450 Commanders can be found here.
Major Eddie F. Cunningham
Major Cunningham is the Operations Flight Commander at Detachment 450. His responsibilities
include oversight of all cadet wing operations and coordinating all cadet wing activities.
He is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and provides instruction on each
level of the Air Force ROTC program and currently teaches the AS100 and AS 200 courses.
Major Cunningham joined AFROTC Det 450 in February 2015.
Recruiting Flight Commander
Major John Sarvis
Major John Sarvis is the Recruiting Officer at Detachment 450. He is responsible for leading, recruiting, training, counseling and evaluating students
and cadets in Air Force ROTC. He works closely with the university and community
to identify and recruit quality applicants for this program. Maj Sarvis is a rated officer working with the B-52 and joins Det 450 from Louisana.
Maj Sarvis instructs the Leadership and Management curriculum for the AS300 class.
He arrived at Detachment 450 in June 2016.
NCOIC of Personnel
Technical Sergeant Anthony R. Torres
Technical Sergeant Anthony Torres is the NCOIC of Personnel Operations at Detachment 450. His responsibilities include, but not limited to, managing cadet life-cycle personnel actions such as records, medical/physicals, enlistments, categorization and commissioning. He is the primary NCO responsible for security clearance processing and medical clearance processing. He joined AFROTC Detachment 450 in December 2013.
NCOIC of Administration
SSgt Latesha Oliver
Staff Sergeant Latesha Oliver is the NCOIC of Information Management & Administration at Detachment 450. SSgt Oliver manages cadet records, medical/physicals, security clearances, enlistments, categorization and commissioning. She reported for duty at Detachment 450 in December 2016 and is highly energetic in her role to produce quality officers for the US Air Force.
Ms. Melissa Turney
Ms. Turney is a veteran of the US Air Force and a former student of Montana State
University. As the department's administrative assistant, she is responsible for
coordinating departmental actions with the university and office management for the
Department Head and Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 450. She is responsible
for coordinating High School Scholarship Interviews as well as the university Room
& Board scholarship program. Ms. Turney joined AFROTC Detachment 450 in January 2016.
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Last updated 24 January 2017