Biography

COLONEL LANCE “ROZY” ROSA-MIRANDA

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Colonel Lance Rosa-Miranda serves as the Commandant, Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  Every year, the school educates over 4,200 Air and Space Force captains, civilians, and international officers to think, communicate, cooperate, and lead in the joint environment. The school's team of military and civilian faculty develop and teach the Professional Military Education curriculum that begins the student's preparation to serve as senior Air and Space Force leaders.

Colonel Rosa-Miranda graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and received his Air Force commission in 1998.  He earned his pilot wings through Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.  He remained at Columbus AFB to instruct new pilot training students as a First Assignment Instructor Pilot. He later transitioned to Air Force Special Operations Command, flying the AC-130U in the 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Commander of the 551st Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. From 2016 to 2019 he served as the Associate Dean of Students and Operations at Air Command and Staff College and later as a student at Air War College where he obtained a Master of Strategic Studies. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, 492d Special Operations Group, Duke Field, Fla. 

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor of Science degree, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Master of Science degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2010 Air Force Intern Program, Air Force Legislative Fellow, Air University, Washington, D.C.
2010 Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2012 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Master of Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Nov 1998–Nov 1999, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. Nov 1999–Apr 2000, Pilot Instructor Training, 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas.
3. Apr 2000–May 2003, Squadron Programming, Instructor Pilot, Check Pilot, 48th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
4. May 2003–Aug 2003, C-130E Initial Qualification Course, 62nd Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
5. Aug 2003–Apr 2004, AC-130U Initial Qualification Course, 19th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. Apr 2004–Jun 2008, Chief Pilot, AC-130U Evaluator Pilot, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
7. Jun 2008–Jul 2009, Executive Officer, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
8. Jul 2009–Dec 2009, Military Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
9. Dec 2009–Dec 2010, Military Legislative Fellow, Office of Congressman Martin Heinrich (NM-01), Washington, D.C.
10. Dec 2010–Oct 2012, Special Assistant to the Commander for Legislative Affairs, US Special Operations Command, Legislative Affairs Detachment, Washington, D.C.
11. Oct 2012–Jan 2013, Assistant Operations Officer, 551st Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
12. Jan 2013–Jul 2014, Operations Officer, 551st Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
13. Jul 2014–Jun 2016, Commander, 551st Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
14. Jun 2015–Oct 2015, (deployed) Commander, 27th Expeditionary Special Operations Group
15. Jun 2016–Jun 2017, Instructor & Air War College Fellow, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. Jun 2017–Jul 2018, Associate Dean of Operations & Air War College Fellow, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
17. Jul 2018–May 2019, Student, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. May 2019–June 2021, Commander, 492d Special Operations Group, Duke Field, Fla.
19. June 2021–present, Commandant, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jan 2011–Oct 2012, Special Assistant to the Commander for Legislative Affairs, United States Special Operations Command, Legislative Affairs Detachment, Washington, D.C., as a major

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,200
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1A, C-130E, AC-130H/U/W, MC-208, C-145A, C-146A

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with Valor Device and eleven oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1998
First Lieutenant May 2000
Captain May 2002
Major January 2008
Lieutenant Colonel November 2012
Colonel January 2019

 

(Current as of Jun 2021)