Lt Col Megan E. Loges

  • Commander
  • Professor of Aerospace Studies

Lieutenant Colonel Loges is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 425 and serves as the Professor of Aerospace Studies at Mississippi State University.  As commander, she leads a seven-member active duty and civilian team responsible for recruiting, training, motivating, educating, and evaluating Mississippi State University’s Air Force officer candidates.  Additionally, she supports cross-town universities which include Mississippi University for Women and East Mississippi Community College.  She is the senior Air Force officer on campus with dual responsibilities as detachment commander and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies.  Lt Col Loges is responsible for determining who is accepted, trained, educated, and ultimately commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. In her previous assignment, she was the Course Director for Senior Leadership Studies at the eSchool of Graduate PME, where she managed leadership content and curriculum for the online Senior Developmental Education program.

Lt Col Loges enlisted in the United States Air Force in September 1994 as an Airborne Air Surveillance Technician.  She earned her commission in 1999 through AFROTC at The University of Texas at Austin.  Throughout her career she has served in a broad range of assignments including Aviation, Space Operations, Financial Management, and Education.  She has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, PROVIDE COMFORT, and ENDURING FREEDOM.  

EDUCATION

  • 1999 The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Austin, TX
  • 2003 Webster University, Master of Arts, Human Resources Management, St. Louis, MO
  • 2003 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
  • 2006 Squadron Officer School, in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL

  • 2007 Space 200, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2009 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence.
  • 2014 Space 300, National Security Space Institute, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 2015 Air War College, by correspondence

  • 2016 Joint and Combined Warfighting School - JPME Phase II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA

ASSIGNMENTS

  • August 1999 - November 1999, Assistant Executive Officer, Dyess AFB, TX
  • December 1999 - September 2000, Student, Air Force Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, OK
  • October 2000 - March 2003, Budget Analyst and Deputy Chief, Financial Analysis, 56th Comptroller Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
  • March 2003 - March 2004, Financial Analysis Flight Commander, 43rd Comptroller Squadron, Pope AFB, NC
  • March 2004 - April 2005, Financial Services Flight Commander, 43rd Comptroller Squadron, Pope AFB, NC (October 2004 - Feb 2005, Budget Analyst, Office of Military Cooperation - Afghanistan, Kabul, Afg.)
  • April 2005 - May 2007, Range Control Officer and Instructor, 2nd Range Operations Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • June 2007 - May 2008, Executive Officer, 30th Operations Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • May 2008 - May 2010, Space Defense Duty Officer and Director of Staff, 614th Air and Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • May 2010 - May 2012, Director, Plans and Programs, Air Command and Staff College Distance Learning, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • May 2012 - July 2014, Commander, 17th Test Squadron, Detachment 3, Patrick AFB, FL
  • July 2014 - July 2017, Exercise Planner and Deputy Chief, Theater Exercises, United States Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI
  • July 2017 - Jun 2019, Course Director, Leadership, Ethics, and the Profession of Arms, eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • July 2019 - Present, Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC Detachment 425, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal 
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal 
  • National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant         Jul 10, 1999
First Lieutenant              Jul 10, 2001
Captain                           Jul 10, 2003
Major                               Jun 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel        Nov 1, 2014

 

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