Our Cadre

Detachment 475 has an outstanding and highly motivated cadre focused on providing the best education, training, and guidance towards preparing tomorrow's Air Force and Space Force officers.

The cadre consists of active duty officers and noncommissioned officers to teach required AFROTC courses and to handle the management of cadet training and personnel actions.


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Professor of Aerospace Studies

Commander, Detachment 475:

Lt Col Joseph A. Knothe

Sophomores/Juniors (AS200/300) Primary Instructor

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Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies:

Maj Thomas Adams

Freshmen/Seniors (AS100/400) Primary Instructor

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Non Commissioned Officer In Charge, Knowledge Operations:

TSgt Brandon Rowans

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Non Commissioned Officer In Charge, Personnel:

SSgt Numan Rana

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Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Nancy Sakovits