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Lt. Col. Lisa Thiem
Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 842
Professor, Aerospace Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio
Lieutenant Colonel Lisa S. Thiem is the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 842 and the Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her commissioned in 1998 from the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Alabama.
Her first operational assignment was at Brooks AFB, TX from 1999-2001. In December 2001, she was reassigned to Cannon AFB, NM, where she worked as a communications officer. In Jul 2003, Lt Col Thiem was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, OH, where she graduated with a Masters in Information Resource Management. Upon completion of her degree, Lt Col Thiem was assigned to the Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB.
Following her assignment at Wright-Patterson, she moved to the 53d CSS at Eglin AFB. From 2010-2011, she deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION Enduring Freedom. Upon her return in 2011, Lt Col Thiem transferred to Schriever AFB, CO, to work for the Joint Forces Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense. As of August 2014, she was reassigned to her present position as the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 842 at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
1998 Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Troy State University in Montgomery
2003 Squadron Officer School in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2005 Masters of Science in Information Resource Management, Air Force Institute of Technology
2008 Masters of Science in Security Management, American Military University
2009 Masters, Military Operational Arts and Science Air Command and Staff College
2014 Joint Professional Military Education II, Norfolk, VA
2014 Air War College in correspondence
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Joint Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaves
Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf
Air Force Achievement Medal