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COLONEL MYNDA G. OHMAN

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Colonel Ohman serves as the Staff Judge Advocate, Air Reserve Personnel Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.  She is responsible for delivering full-spectrum legal counsel on administrative and personnel legal issues involving nearly 1.3 million uniformed, retired, and civilian Airmen, locally and throughout the Air Force Reserve Command, to ensure they are ready to deliver strategic Total Force war fighting capability for the Air Force. 

The Center is a direct reporting unit of Air Force Reserve Command.  From initial entry to retirement, the Center provides world-class support for "Generations of Airmen" throughout their military careers. In addition, Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO) reports directly to the Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center. Headquarters RIO, with seven detachments, is responsible for the readiness, accountability, personnel and administrative servicing of more than 8,500 Individual Reservists worldwide.

Col Ohman received a direct commission as an Air Force Judge Advocate and entered active duty in November 1997 through the Direct Appointment Program.  She later attended George Washington Law School through the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Civilian Institution Program and in 2005 was awarded a Masters of Laws degree in International and Comparative Law.  She is admitted to practice law before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of Arts degree in German Language & Studies, summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, MN
1997 Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, MN
2000 Aerospace Basic Course
2001 Squadron Officer’s School
2005 Masters of Law, with highest honors, George Washington University Law School, Washington DC
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2012 Air War College, by correspondence


ASSIGNMENTS
December 1997 – October 1999, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (Chief of Civil Law and Adverse Actions), 62d Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, WA
October 1999 – July 2002, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (Chief of Adverse Actions), 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy
July 2002 – August 2004, Area Defense Counsel, Air Force Legal Services Agency, Aviano AB, Italy
August 2004 – July 2005, student, LL.M. Program (International and Comparative Law), George Washington University, Washington DC
July 2005 – June 2008, Staff Judge Advocate, 422d Air Base Group, RAF Croughton, United Kingdom
July 2008 – July 2009, Staff Judge Advocate, United States Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
August 2009 – June 2010, Military Justice Attorney, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, IL
July 2010 – July 2011, Chief of Operations and International Law; August 2011 – July 2012, Chief of Military Justice, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL
January – July 2011, Legal Advisor/Mentor to the Armed Forces of Liberia, Operation ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrovia, Liberia)
July 2012 – July 2015, Staff Judge Advocate, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, NE
August 2015 – May 2016, Chief, Claims and Tort Litigation Division, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, JB Andrews, MD
June 2016 – July 2019, Director, Legal Support Directorate, Air Force Review Boards Agency, JB Andrews, MD
July 2019 – Present, Staff Judge Advocate, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, CO

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant as of November 1997
Captain as of May 1998
Major as of August 2004
Lieutenant Colonel as of September 2010
Colonel as of January 2016

 

(Current as of 8 October 2019)