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COLONEL WILLIAM R. BRIDGEMOHAN

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Colonel Bill Bridgemohan is the Director, Reserve of the Air Force Selection Board Secretariat, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. As the Director, he is responsible for planning, conducting and administering Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act promotion selection boards and various special boards on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, in compliance with law, policies and procedures.

Colonel Bridgemohan has extensive joint and interagency experience having deployed four times in the EUCOM and SOUTHCOM AOR. The colonel is a fully certified Joint Qualified Officer. Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Bridgemohan was the Commander of Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization, Detachment 2 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Colonel Bridgemohan started his military career in the Naval Reserve in 1993 and later received his commission from the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps. He has served as a program manager, foreign area officer, counter-narcotics operations officer, politico-military advisor, program element monitor, and congressional liaison. In additional to his acquisition experience, Colonel Bridgemohan is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Maryland.

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Business Administration, Pace University, New York
2003 Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2006 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2009 Air Force Legislative Fellowship, Washington DC 2013 Inter-American Defense College, Washington, DC
2013 Master of International Service, American University, Washington, DC 2013 Master of Defense and Security of the Americas, ANEPE, Chile
2015 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College
2018 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense Univ., Washington D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1997-1998, Student, AFIT Foreign Area Studies Program, Columbia University, NY
2. 1998–2000, Spacelift Range System Program Integrator, Los Angeles AFB, CA
3. 2000-2001, Chief, Spacelift Range Flight Operations, Los Angeles AFB, CA
4. 2001, Air Force Officer in Charge, Joint Planning Assistance Team, Lima, Peru
5. 2001-2002, Spacelift Ranges Program Element Monitor, Pentagon, DC
6. 2002-2008, Spacelift Ranges and AFSCN Program Element Monitor, Pentagon, DC
7. 2004, Fixed Wing Officer in Charge, Air Force Mission, Bogota, Colombia
8. 2005-2006, SOUTHCOM Military Liaison Officer, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
9. 2006-2007, NATO-C-17 Country Director, Pentagon, DC
10. 2008-2009, Air Force Legislative Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives, DC
11. 2010-2012, SOUTHCOM Congressional Liaison, Miami, FL
12. 2011-2012, Strategic Engagement Advisor, U.S. Security Coordinator, Jerusalem, Israel
13. 2012-2013, Student, Inter-American Defense College, Washington, DC
14. 2013-2015, Branch Chief, Authorizations and Congressional Outreach, Pentagon, DC
15. 2015-2016, Chief, International Engagement Program, Pentagon, DC
16. 2016-2019, Commander, Det 2, Headquarters RIO, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam,Hawaii
17. 2019-Present, Director, Reserve of the Air Force Selection Board Secretariat, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. 2005-2006, SOUTHCOM Military Liaison Officer, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, as a major
2. 2010-2012, SOUTHCOM Congressional Liaison, Miami, FL as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. 2011-2012, Strategic Engagement Advisor, U.S. Security Coordinator, Jerusalem, Israel as a lieutenant colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Medal with bronze service star

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant as of May 1997
First Lieutenant as of June 1999
Captain as of June 2001
Major as of June 2005
Lieutenant Colonel as of August 2010
Colonel as of June 2015

(Current as of April 2019)