Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Pulliam

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Pulliam


  • Detachment Commander
  • Professor of Aerospace Studies


Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Pulliam is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 400 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. As commander, he is in charge recruiting, educating, and training Air Force and Space Force officer candidates through a comprehensive, selective college program.

Lieutenant Colonel Pulliam entered the Air Force in May 1989 as an Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice. During his enlisted years of service, he deployed in support of Operations Provide Comfort, Southern Watch, and Northern Watch. He earned his commission in April 2002 through Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate and was assigned as a Munitions Maintenance Officer. He has served in numerous munitions maintenance positions to include conventional, nuclear, as an inspector for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and squadron commander. Since commissioning he has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.