- Lt. Col. Kathryn Kilker, Commander, Aerospace Studies
Detachment 380 is an AFROTC training program based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Det. 380 also supports cadets from four nearby universities: Central Michigan University, Hope College, Lansing Community College, Olivet College, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and Western Michigan University. The Cadet Corps includes nearly one hundred cadets from these five institutes of higher education.
AFROTC (Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a training program that prepares college students to become officers in the United States Air Force. Students work with Det. 380 to qualify for a commission in the Air Force while simultaneously completing their university undergraduate or graduate degree requirements.
Det. 380's educational training program emphasizes student involvement and the development of leadership skills. Classes are conducted as seminars and call for active student discussion. Additionally, cadets become involved in the management of their own cadet wing through a mandatory weekly two-hour "leadership laboratory." Cadets are assigned corps positions, with increasing responsibility over the four years. Students also participate in physical training, leadership projects, visits to Air Force bases, orientation flights, and normal college extracurricular activities.