Lieutenant Colonel Steve “Ike” Li is a U.S. Air Force-sponsored PhD student. Previous to becoming a student in the Jackson School, he was the Air Force Element Commander at the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, CA.
Lieutenant Colonel Li graduated from the Air Force Academy with a BS in Political Science in 1998 and the Naval Postgraduate School with a MA in Security Studies in 2009. He has served the Air Force in various capacities including three overseas tours as a special operations pilot and one overseas tour as a foreign area officer. He is also fluent in Chinese–Mandarin.
Lieutenant Colonel Li is married with two children.