Sqn Ldr Misha Purshothaman was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in June 2015 in the Accounts branch as an Accountant officer. She has served in a MiG 21 airbase in Rajasthan. The officer has had two tenures in Bangalore at AF station Jalahalli and the Institute of Aerospace medicine. She was a part of the procurement committee for the Human space program (HSP) at IAM. Before tenating her appointment of Adm offr at Sainik school, the officer was posted to a Mi-17 helicopter base in Assam.
Throughout her tenure in IAF, the officer has been a part of several adventure courses and expeditions. Some of them include Basic and Advanced white water rafting in Rishikesh and Tri-services all women cycling expedition from Longewala in Rajasthan to National War Memorial in Delhi covering a total of 1500kms in 10days. The officer is an avid athlete and a gold medalist in 100m, 200m from her academy days.