Meet the Cadre

AFROTC Det 450 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 and Recruiting Officer for Detachment 450.

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Operations Officer

Capt Cunningham

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 program. 


Recruiting Flight Commander



Lieutenant Colonel Weide serves as the Recruiting Flight Commander at Detachment 450.  

NCOIC of Personnel

TSgt 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



The Department Liaison position is now vacant.  This position 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.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact and ask about the Department Liaison Administrative Associate III Position in the Military Aerospace Studies Department, or contact the detachment directly at


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Last updated 8/07/2015