Inspector general named Air Force ROTC leader
Lt. Col. Dizzy Murphy was recently named commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 538 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

He will lead a team of six military science faculty and adjuncts and 75 cadets enrolled in the program.

Murphy’s recent assignment was as inspector general of the 100th Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force, Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, where he served three years.

“I’ve always enjoyed the college environment, had fun in college and now being able to train the next generation, it really solidifies what I have learned because my career has not been a cookie cutter career,” said Murphy, who brings experience in space and missile systems and a background in training and communications. He has held multiple squadron operations responsibilities around the world.

During his career, Murphy served several years at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan as an exercises, training and joint operations officer. In 2009, he became chief of the ICBM Command, Control and Communication Operations, Air Force Global Strike Command, at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.

Murphy was awarded numerous service and operations medals, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, as well as the Combat Readiness, Nuclear Deterrence Operations and Global War on Terrorism Service Medals.