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DET842/CC - Lt Col Thiem

Lt Col ThiemLieutenant 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



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



Director of Operations                                Recruiting Flight Commander                   Operations Flight Commander
Maj Patrice Jernigan                                  Maj April Kerr                                          Maj Shaun Campbell


NCOIC Det 842                                          NCOIC,Personnel                                  NCOIC, Administration
TSgt John Colburn                                      SSgt Joshua Leibold                             SSgt LaShonda Laneheart



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