Captain Atisha King is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Assistant Recruiting Officer at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 765, The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. Captain King instructs the freshmen and sophomore class curriculum, which provides new and returning cadets an immersion into Air Force history, culture, customs, and fundamental leadership principles. As the Assistant Recruiting Officer, Captain King facilitates all recruiting activities for one of the largest cadet corps in the Air Force.
Captain King enlisted in the Air Force in March 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and commissioned through Officer Training School in June 2016. Her career path has included assignments as an Aerospace Medical Services Craftsman, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Operator, and Force Support Officer. She was the G-Series Section Commander for the 34th Intelligence Squadron at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base, where she oversaw education, training, and readiness requirements for all assigned Air and Space Force service members. Prior to her current position, Captain King was the Military Personnel Flight Commander, 11th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
2010 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
2013 Associate of Applied Science, Allied Health, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2014 Airman Leadership School, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2017 ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2019 Master of Science, Health Administration, Trident University International, Cypress, Calif.
2021 Initial Force Support Officer Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2023 Detachment Cadre Instructor Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
October 2011 – April 2016: Aerospace Medical Services Technician, 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
June 2016 – February 2017: Student, 532d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
February 2017 – February 2020: ICBM Operator, 321st Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
February 2020 – June 2020: Officer in Charge, Force Management, 707th Force Support Squadron, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.
June 2020 – October 2021: Section Commander, 34th Intelligence Squadron, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.
October 2021 – June 2023: Military Personnel Flight Commander, 11th Force Support Squadron, JB Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.
July 2023 – Present: Assistant Recruiting Officer, Detachment 765, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” Device
2014 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School
2017 Distinguished Graduate, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Initial Qualification Training
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 17, 2016
First Lieutenant June 17, 2018
Captain June 17, 2020
(CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 2023)