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Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

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Welcome to Air Force ROTC Detachment 780 in Brookings, South Dakota. As an Air Force ROTC cadet at South Dakota State University (SDSU), Dakota State University (DSU), Augustana University (AU) or the University of Sioux Falls (USF), we are proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to embark on a positive and life-changing journey in our program and possibly in the United States Air Force.

Whether you are a high school senior, college freshman or have already completed some college, we're looking for motivated achievers who are willing to work hard and learn the skills needed to balance academics, physical fitness, community service and participation in the cadet wing. Our cadet wing is full of students who are passionate about serving others and defending the United States' interests in air, space and cyberspace. 

Our Air Force instructors, also known as cadre, are dedicated to recruiting, training and retaining our nation's best and brightest young men and women to serve as commissioned officers. If there is anything we can do to enhance your knowledge of AFROTC and our detachment, please contact us by email, phone or questionnaire as soon as possible!

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Army ROTC commissioning May 6, 2022

SDSU commissions 13 ROTC cadets

Thirteen ROTC cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. military at ceremonies May 6, the day before their graduation from South Dakota State University.Commissioned from the Air Force ROTC, plus their hometown and initial assignment, were:...

SDSU ROTC cadets honored

Gov. Kristi Noem spoke and presented awards to top ROTC cadets at South Dakota State University during the Governor’s Day ceremony at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the SDSU campus April 13.

Governor to address vets, SDSU cadets

Gov. Kristi Noem will be on the South Dakota State University campus April 13 to honor all veterans and recognize the achievements of the Army and Air Force ROTC cadets.