MIT Air Force ROTC Detachment 365 named best in the nation

MIT Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

The United States Air Force announced in December that it selected the MIT Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 365 for the 2016 Right of Line Award. The award recognizes the top AFROTC detachment in the nation. Detachment 365 also received the Best in Region Award for the Northeast, having competed against detachments at Yale and Cornell universities. The last time Detachment 365 won at the national level was in 2010. 

The award is presented to three detachments in the U.S. based on training, education, recruiting, and overall performance. Recipients are selected from 145 AFROTC detachments nationwide competing in small, medium, and large categories.

“What distinguishes the detachment from others is not just academic excellence, but the dedication and commitment the cadets have in becoming the best officers they can be, whether their experiences come from academia, research, internships, or community service,” said Captain Peterson Dela Cruz, MIT technical instructor and operations flight commander. Among other accomplishments, Detachment 365 achieved the highest overall grade point average of 3.545/4.0 and physical fitness scores of 97.42/100...

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