200 cadets in formation with three officers in front, all in service dress
  •  Right of Line Award – AFROTC’s “Best Large Det” in the nation (#1/49) for 2019
  •  Awarded “Best Detachment” in the Northwest Region (#1/25) for three of the past four years
  •  Top 15% (#21/145) nationwide in physical training (PT) scores
  •  CSU Room & Board Stipend up to $8,000 per year for High School Scholarship recipients
  • Engaged faculty to assist and guide you through commissioning
  • Fort Collins is a great college town, consistently ranked top in the nation
  • CSU recognized as #2 in nation as “Best for Vets”, Visit CSU Student Veteran’s Organization

Detachment 90 is home to over 200 cadets, all of which are students in Northern Colorado. Cadets are enrolled in Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College, and Front Range Community College. We come from all sorts of places and backgrounds, but we all share one common goal: To become officers in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force.

Check out our opportunities page to learn more about some opportunities you’ll have if you join Detachment 90, or our history page to learn more about Detachment 90’s past.

Diverse & Experienced Cadre

Colonel Childress in uniform
Colonel Timothy Childress
Commander, Detachment 90
Professor of Aerospace Studies

Col Childress is the Commander of AFROTC Det 90 and chairs the Depatment of Aerospace Studies. He received his commission through AFROTC at Georgia State University in 1994 and has served multiple joint tours as an intelligence officer. He is pictured here serving alongside the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).

Major Blake "Nacho" Friend
Operations Flight Commander (OFC)
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

As the OFC, Maj Friend oversees all professional military and developmental training. This includes being the key advisor on all cadet-run operations, including Leadership Lab (LLAB) and Physical Training (PT). By trade he is an airborne missile operator and nuclear command and control expert who earned his commission through AFROTC Detachment 90, right here at Colorado State University. Go Rams!

Captain Rhanes in front of a missile
Captain Brittany Rhanes
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Captain Brittany Rhanes is a missile operator by trade and earned her commission through AFROTC at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2011.

Sergeant Camille sitting in a helicopter
Technical Sergeant Reyna Camille
NCOIC, Administration Management

As the NCOIC of Administration Management, SSgt Camille oversees all cadet actions within their four-year lifecycle as cadets. She joined the AIr Force in 2013 out of Colorado State and has completed her Associate's Degree in Business Administration. She has been selected to work in various high level positions at McChord AFB, Ellsworth AFB, and has plans to commission as an officer in the Air Force.

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Major Benjamin Fulk
Operations Officer/Education Officer (EO)
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

As the EO, Maj Fulk coordinates AFROTC educational requirements with CSU, UNC, FRCC, and ACC. He is a weather officer by trade and has served with both the Air Force and Army (pictured here supporting an airfield seizure exercise in Bulgaria). He earned his commission through AFROTC at North Carolina State University in 2006.

Captain Jason Blantin Education Officer (EO) Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

As the EO, Capt Blantin coordinates AFROTC educational requirements with CSU, UNC, FRCC, and ACC. He is a developmental engineer with degrees in Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering. He previously served in the Air National Guard as an enlisted munitions maintenance technician and a signals intelligence analyst.

Woman in military uniform
Captain Tonisha Byrd
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Capt Tonisha Byrd is an acquisitions officer by trade and earned her commission through Officer Training School (OTS) in 2013 following service as an enlisted Airman.

Captain Corey DeGroot Recruiting Officer (RO) Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

As the RO, Capt DeGroot oversees all recruiting activities at Det 90. Capt DeGroot is a Civil Engineer officer by trade and earned his commission through AFROTC Detachment 90 in 2014 following service as an enlisted Airman. Engineers lead the way!

Man posing in front of fighter jet
Technical Sergeant Cornell Frazier
NCOIC, Personnel Management

As the NCOIC of Personnel Management, TSgt Frazier oversees personnel actions for Det 90 cadre and cadets. He hails from The Bronx and spent his first 12 years as a structural craftsman and deployed to Iraq, Qatar, and an undisclosed location. TSgt Frazier earned CCAF degrees in Construction Technology and Human Resources and he also has an Associate's Degree in Science.