Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lim

Professor and Chair of Aerospace Studies, Commander of AFROTC Detachment 750
Discipline Taught: Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)
Phone: 610-660-3190
Email: mlim@sju.edu


Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lim is the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 750 and the Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is responsible for leading his geographically-separated unit in recruiting, motivating, training and evaluating approximately 70 cadets annually for commissioning as Air Force officers.  He maintains cross-town agreements, and coordinates recruitment and commissioning efforts with 23 additional colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area.

Lieutenant Colonel Lim, originally from Fort Washington, MD, received his commission as a second lieutenant upon completing ROTC at the University of Maryland in 1997.  He has served in multiple space and missile assignments, as director of special projects, and as deputy division chief of special access programs.  Additionally, he has deployed to Afghanistan as the Military Assistant to the Commander of Kandahar Airfield.  

 

Education

  • 1997  Bachelor of Arts degree, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 2003  Master of Science degree in administration, Central Michigan University, Minot AFB, ND
  • 2004  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2005  Space 200, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2008  Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
  • 2011  Space 300, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Professional Experience

  • October 1997 – January 1998, student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, 392nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • January 1998 – May 1998, student, ICBM Initial Qualification Training, 392nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • June 1998 – September 1999, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, 741st  Missile Squadron, 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, ND
  • September 1999 – July 2001, Missile Combat Crew Commander, 741st  Missile Squadron, 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, ND
  • July 2001 – July 2003, ICBM Wing Codes Controller; Team Chief, ICBM Wing  Codes Operations; ICBM Chief, Wing Codes Operations, 91st Operations Support Squadron, 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, ND
  • July 2003 – February 2004, NATO/Skynet Satellite Vehicle Operator, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO
  • February 2004 – September 2005, Assistant Flight Commander, Operations Flight; DSCS III Crew Commander, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO
  • September 2005 – May 2006, Chief, Current Operations Instructor Section, 50th Operations Support Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO
  • May 2006 – May 2007, Chief, Exercise Planning; Operations Officer, Detachment 1, 25th Space Control Tactics Squadron, Space Innovation and Development Center, Nellis AFB, NV
  • May 2007 – June 2011, Director, Special Projects, Data Masked
  • August 2011 – December 2011, Director of Staff, Headquarters, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • December 2011 – October 2012, Deputy Division Chief, Special Access Programs, Headquarters, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • October 2012 – April 2013, Military Assistant to Commander Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
  • May 2013 – June 2014, Chief, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • July 2014 – Present, Commander, AFROTC Det 750, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
 

 

Grants and Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air and Space Campaign Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • Non Article 5 NATO Medal (ISAF)

 


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