Meet the Cadre



Lt Col Weide

Lieutenant Colonel David L. Weide

Lieutenant Colonel David L. Weide is the Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 450 and Professor and Department Chair of Aerospace Studies 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 also instructs the AS400 senior-level course on National Security Strategy, Senior Cadet's Active Duty Preparation, the AS200 sophomore-level course on Air Power History and the AS100 course on the Foundations of the United States Air Force.  Lt Col Weide also serves as the Education Officer for Detachment 450.

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Operations Officer

 Maj Stohlmann

Major Andrew Stohlmann

Major Stohlmann is supporting AFROTC Det 450 as the Operations Officer.  He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and joins the AFROTC detachment staff from the Air National Guard. He joined AFROTC Detachment 450 in August 2014.


Recruiting Flight Commander

 Capt Cunningham

Captain Eddie Cunningham  

Captain Eddie Cunningham is the Recruiting Flight Commander at Detachment 450.  His responsibilities include leading, recruiting, training, counseling and evaluating students and cadets in Air Force ROTC.  He is responsible for the construction, management and execution of all unit recruiting efforts.  He works closely with the university and community to identify and recruit quality applicants for this program.  He is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and provides instruction on each level of the Air Force ROTC program.

NCOIC of Personnel

TSgt Anthony Torres

Technical Sergeant Anthony 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 joined AFROTC Detachment 450 in December 2013.

NCOIC of Information Management & Administration

 SSgt Allen

Staff Sergeant Tara Allen

Staff Sergeant Tara Allen is the NCIOC of Information Management at Detachment 450.  Her responsibilities include the management of cadet actions and critical information relating to commissioning and cadet processing.  She joined AFROTC Detachment 450 in February 2015.


Department Liaison

 Mr. VanHorn

Mr. William Van Horn 

Mr. William Van Horn is the Department Liaison at Detachment 450.  He is involved in day-to-day office management of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Montana State University business as well as academic support to the students in the program and the department staff.


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Last updated 3/09/2015