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Prescott Campus Air Force ROTC Wins Large Detachment of the Year

Last week at the annual Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Commanders’ Symposium, at Maxwell Air Force Base, in Alabama, Embry-Riddle’s Detachment 028 was selected as the AFROTC Large Detachment of the Year for 2016.

Additionally, Major Shane Richardson, the Prescott Campus Director of Operations, was named the AFROTC Education Flight Commander of the year.

Technical Sergeant April Fargher was also identified as the Southwest Region’s Personnelist of the Year. 

In Other AFROTC News

Fall and Spring commissionees from the Prescott Campus also received their Air Force assignments recently. Of the 29 cadets who will graduate this academic year, 28 received their first choice in assignments, with one cadet receiving his second choice. Nationally, the first-choice average is 58%.  

The campus also had 9 of our 13 eligible sophomores receive an AFROTC scholarship worth $18,00 per year. 

"It doesn’t get much better than this and speaks volumes to the team we have here," said Det 028 Commander Randy Kaufman. "What makes our program here so outstanding is that each leg (of our unit) supports the other and shares the weight of training and mentoring of our incredible young men and women."

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