|COLONEL JOHN GRIMM
Colonel John Grimm is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 75, San Diego State University, California. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, motivating, selecting, and commissioning officer candidates through a comprehensive college program. He provides academic instruction on fundamental Air Force doctrine, practical leadership experience, and extensive field training emphasizing physical fitness and officership to prepare future officers for active duty
Colonel Grimm entered the Air Force in 1995 upon graduating from Kansas State University. He has commanded three Security Forces squadrons, an expeditionary Security Forces squadron, a Security Forces group, and has served in various duty positions throughout the Security Forces career field. He is also a certified Jump Master and has been awarded the U.S., German, Italian, Bulgarian and Serbian Jump Wings.
1995 Bachelor of Science degree, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master’s degree in criminal justice, American Military University
2008 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2009 Basic Airborne School, Ft. Benning, Ga.
2010 U.S. Army Jump Master course, Ft. Benning, Ga.
2014 Air War College, by correspondence
2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Master’s degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with a silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and two silver oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with gold star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with gold star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with gold star
Iraq Campaign Medal with gold star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with gold star
Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal with gold star
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1995
(Current as of July 2019)
The mission of Air Force ROTC is developing leaders of character for tomorrow’s Air Force.
AFROTC Detachment 075
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive ENS 385
San Diego, CA 92182-7238
Phone: (619) 594-5550