Michael S. Low


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Michael S. Low is a Course Director and Instructor at the Air Force Institute of Technology's School of Systems and Logistics, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.  He is an advisor to senior staff on current logistics issues, including the development and evaluation of courses and faculty performance.  Additionally, he orchestrates day-to-day operations for the creation, execution, and evaluation of logistics courses for both live and distance learning venues.  Moreover, he is a liaison for student/faculty issues, including academic advising, curriculum development, budgeting and grading.

Mr. Low enlisted in the United States Air Force in May 1989 as an Avionics Guidance and Control Systems technician.  He spent his enlisted career at various overseas locations repairing C-130, C-141, C-5 and C-17 aircraft and supported numerous operations including FIERY VIGIL, PROVIDE PROMISE, PROVIDE HOPE and PHOENIX SCORPION.  In December 2004, he was commissioned as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer through Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  As an officer, he served in numerous positions including Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer-in-Charge, Squadron Maintenance Operations Officer, and two MAJCOM level staff positions within Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC).  Additionally, he deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.  Mr. Low retired from active duty in 2018 after 29 years of service.

Courses Taught

LOG 143, Logistics Readiness Quality Assurance Evaluator

LOG 262, Applied Maintenance Management Concepts

LOG 399, Strategic Logistics Management

21X311, Depot Maintenance Operations

Areas of Interest & Consulting


Operations Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma

Theory of Constraints

Aviation Safety


2017 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) Certification, Villanova University (online)

2017 Air Command and Staff College, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

2012 Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), American Production and Inventory Control Society

2012 Master of Science Degree (Distinguished Graduate), Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2008 Master of Aeronautical Science Degree (with distinction), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus

2004 Bachelor of Science Degree, Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University, Hawaii Campus

2002 Associate of Applied Science degree, Avionic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force


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