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New Member from Olympia Washington

Postby ltcolwallace » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:59 pm

I guess a good place to start would be a quick resume to the group....

John M. Wallace
Olympia, WA 98512

Objective: Join Existing Light Sport Club/Partnership or Create one in Olympia, Washington

Functional summary: Experienced leader in both aviation operations and management. Federal grant applications and project management of funded construction/equipment projects. Planning skills at Federal Aviation Administration, US Air Force, and Homeland Security/Emergency Management. Experienced stake holder relations at Federal, State and local levels. Property/asset management experience. Instructor and trainer of operational processes. Hands on maintenance knowledge with FAA mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. Active Washington private pilot.


Soloy Aviation Solutions: June 2015 to Present
Sales and Marketing Representative; conversion aircraft parts

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency: July 2007 to October 2012
Portland Urban Area Security Initiative Project Coordinator/EOC Planning Section Chief

United States Air Force (Reserve): May 1989 to October 2007
613th Air Operations Squadron; Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Chief, Combat Operations (Acting), Senior Search and Rescue (SAR) Controller, Pacific Rescue Coordination Center, Civil and Combat SAR expert.
939th Rescue Wing; Navigator Section Manager, Operations Plans Officer, Unit Deployment Manager, Rescue Coordination Center Controller

Federal Aviation Administration Sep 1986 to Aug 1992 Staff Assistant – Training and Operations
Air Traffic Assistant – Plans, Programs, and Military Office and New England Regional Training Coordinator

Rhode Island Air National Guard Jun 1987 to Jan 1989 143rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron; assigned as Ramp and Cargo Officer, managed over 60 enlisted personnel.

United States Air Force (Reserve) May 1985 to May 1987 304th Air Rescue Squadron; Navigator (HC-130 aircraft), Supervisor of Flying, Drop Zone Officer

Oregon Air National Guard May 1982 to May 1985 123rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron; F-4 aircraft Weapons Systems Officer


Central Washington University
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Science/Management Minor in Business Administration

Clover Park Technical College
Aviation Maintenance Technician (With Honors, September 2014)

Air Command and Staff College
Graduate study in Military Operational Art and Science

Squadron Officer School (Residence Program)
Professional military education curriculum in leadership and teamwork

Civic Affiliations:

Washington Airport Management Association
Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the United States Air Force
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Washington State Seaplane Association
Past Member, Washington State Emergency Management Association Past Vice-Chairman, Airport Advisory Commission, City of Vancouver Past Board Member, Clark County Airport Advisory Commission


Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Master Navigator in the United States Air Force. Rescue Coordination Center Controller and Joint Personnel Recovery Center Deputy Director. Completed assignments as liaison officer at United States Central Command (Long Range Planning Element) and Acting Chief of Combat Operations at 13th Air Force Headquarters.


Grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Active with various civic organizations. Interests include flying, boating, astronomy, skiing, and hiking.

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