About Detachment 060
HistoryDetachment 060 has been in existence since 1949, and it has a rich tradition of excellence that has extended throughout its history. The detachment is a two-time “Right of Line” award winner, having been named the best detachment in the nation in 1986 and 1997. The detachment has seen enrollment fluctuate from a high of 238 cadets in 1976, to a low of 45 cadets in 1995. Through it all, the detachment’s reputation for excellence has persevered. Producing over 1,600 lieutenants for the USAF, many Det 060 alumni have achieved remarkable success in their careers. Five Det 060 alumni have attained the rank of Brigadier General or higher, including retired Lt Gen Stewart Cranston (1966), former Vice Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Maj Gen Stacye Harris (1981), the Air Force's first African-American female to command an active flying squadron. While the detachment is incredibly proud of those who go on to serve the Air Force, we are equally as proud of those who pass through our doors to excel in civilian life. Detachment 060 boasts NFL Hall of Famer and American sportscaster, Frank Gifford (1952); College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL great John Arnett (1952); two-time Olympic gold medalist, Parry O’Brien (1956), and Olympic Gold Medalist and American record holder, Max Truex (1960).
Detachment 060 is comprised of 67 students from 21 different institutions. Of the 67 cadets, 17 are female (25%). Scholarship entitlements are afforded to 23 of Det 060 students. Detachment 060 is a diverse cadet environment, with 55% of our cadets coming from minority ethnic classes.