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 officers.

The cadre consists of active duty officers and non-commissioned officers to teach required AFROTC courses, as well as handling the management of training and personnel actions.


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Commander, Detachment 475:

Lt Col Joseph A. Knothe

Junior (AS300) Primary Instructor

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Operations Officer:

Capt Michael Petrin

Freshmen/Sophomore (AS100/200) Primary Instructor

Major Insignia

Operations Flight Commander:

Maj Andrew Johnson

Senior (AS400) 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


Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Nancy Sakovits