Lieutenant Colonel Sila Pang joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 as a military faculty member. She is a United States Air Force and Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific region.
Lt. Col. Pang spent most of her military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region serving in diverse capacities to promote regional and international cooperation. Her staff and operational experience includes Staff Officer for Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate in the Pacific Air Force Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Planner for Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Commander for Eight Force Support Squadron in Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Most recently, she served as the Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services for Seventh Air Force in Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea where she oversaw key programs supporting 8,900 Air Force personnel on the Korean peninsula.
Lt. Col. Pang holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas. She is also a graduate of several military and specialty schools including: Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and Joint Professional Military Education (Phase II Course).
Lt. Col. Pang’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and multiple other distinguished awards and commendations.