Colonel Donald R. Ohlemacher is Dean of The Civil Engineer School, Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio where he is responsible for providing technical, environmental and engineering management focused Professional Continuing Education to 5,500 military and civilian members annually as well as the Initial Skills Training for all newly commissioned Civil Engineer officers.
Colonel Ohlemacher was commissioned in June 1994 upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy. As a career Civil Engineer officer, he has over 14 years' experience working in various positions in Base Civil Engineer offices across four Major Commands and four years' experience in staff officer positions at Major Command and Headquarters Air Force levels. Colonel Ohlemacher has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency Operations and the Afghanistan-Pakistan HAND program.
Colonel Ohlemacher previously served as the Associate Director of Civil Engineers, Headquarters United States Air Force, The Pentagon, where he directed staff operations for installations support functions at 166 Air Force bases worldwide and organizing, training and equipping the 52,000 Air Force Civil Engineer enterprise on an annual budget of more than $11 billion. He also led the Strategic Planning and Integration Branch where he formulated strategic end-states and planning guidance for future engineering concepts. Colonel Ohlemacher commanded the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, where he led over 500 personnel and 75 contractors in maintaining a $3.2 billion physical plant and 59,000 acres of real property on Air Combat Command's largest and most complex airfield. There, his leadership was instrumental in winning the Maj Gen Robert H. Curtin Award as the best large Civil Engineer unit which supported 21,000 personnel and operations for the F-22, the MQ-1 and MQ-9 remotely-piloted aircraft systems, and the German Armed Forces flight training program, as well as the Air Force Materiel Command's test track and 22 total tenant organizations.
Colonel Ohlemacher has also been assigned to the Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, as Chief, Expeditionary Engineer Branch where he was responsible for the Global Force Management for over 29,000 total force Civil Engineers, served as Executive Agent for the Air Force RED HORSE heavy construction combat engineer program, and oversaw the organization, training & equipping of 11 Prime BEEF and 6 RED HORSE units. Prior to that, he was the Operations Flight Commander at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where he was responsible for prioritizing and executing in-service work programs for the operations, maintenance and repair of 787 facilities and associated infrastructure valued at $4.2 billion. Additionally, Colonel Ohlemacher served as the Construction Division Head and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United States Air Force Academy. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado since 2001.
Colonel Ohlemacher is married to the former Kristie Lasater of Ogden, Utah and they have two daughters, Ashley and Kendall.
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Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado
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