Colorado State University

02/06/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/06/2020 01:31

CSU Air Force ROTC detachment named best in country

Known as the 'Mighty Ninety,' Detachment 90 is made up of more than 200 cadets from CSU as well as the University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College and Front Range Community College.

Lt. Colonel Adam Jung, assistant professor of aerospace studies, credited the success of Detachment 90 to the juniors and seniors who help to set the tone. 'We're creating a culture of family and belonging and synergy of success,' he said.

Joel Topps, a senior computer science major in the College of Natural Sciences, agreed with Jung's assessment.

'What sets Detachment 90 apart from the rest is that we act as a family and all strive to make each other better,' he said. 'It isn't just about how I can better myself, but how I can ensure the success of my fellow cadets as well.'

Fellow cadet Donovan Vesey, a senior business administration major in the College of Business, added that they support each other through teamwork and encouragement, with a common goal of becoming an Air Force officer.

'Our leadership provides mentorship, training and an environment in which cadets can grow as leaders,' Vesey said. 'A family also supports its community. In the past year, cadets from Detachment 90 volunteered their time to support CSU events such as football home games and provided services such as campus snow removal and trash pickup.'