AFROTC Mission and Vision
As Air Force ROTC Detachment 765, our mission is to develop leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force and Space Force. This is achieved by following our vision of cultivating a culture and environment of continuous learning, pride and tradition.
A Brief History
September 18, 1947 was a historic day as the United States Air Force became it’s own military service. At the Citadel in 1947, 1st Lieutenant Milton M. Reid was the only Airman assigned to the Military Science and Tactics Department, and was responsible for the “Air Corps” branch of the department. In 1948, Major Louis E. Williams, Citadel Class of 1927, joined the “Air Corps” branch. Finally, in 1951 the Air Science and Tactics Department was formed, led by Lt Colonel D. B Orr with a staff of five officers and four enlisted personnel.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 765 continues to build on the legacy established by Lt Reid and Maj Williams. The detachment now has a staff of 14 Active Duty personnel and instructs over 600 students. The young men and women here today are the future of the United States Air Force and Space Force and it is our privilege to help educate and mentor them as they begin their military careers.
(843) 953-5005 • Aero@citadel.edu