Meet the Cadre
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.
Captain Eddie Cunningham
Captain 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 also 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. He is an Assistant Professor
of Aerospace Studies and provides instruction on each level of the Air Force ROTC
Recruiting Flight Commander
Captain Eddie Cunningham serves as the Recruiting Flight Commander at Detachment 450.
NCOIC of Personnel
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
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.
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