TYSONS, VA — Today LMI named retired U.S. Air Force (USAF) Colonel Patrick Kumashiro as director of the organization’s USAF support, overseeing development and delivery of advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services to USAF clients.
Kumashiro, a USAF officer for 27 years, concluded his public service in October 2016 after more than four years as chief, Maintenance Division, in the Directorate of Logistics at USAF Headquarters. While assigned to HQ USAF, Colonel Kumashiro spearheaded weapons system readiness requirements, force structure, modernization, and aircraft sustainment guidance for more than 5,400 fighters, bombers, airlift and tankers, and unmanned systems. He also engaged congressional staff and the press to advocate for key USAF readiness requirements. In addition, he led talent management for over 3,000 logistics officers and 65,000 enlisted personnel.
Prior to LMI, Kumashiro operated his own consulting firm, serving as principal adviser for a client in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. He facilitated mission-thread analyses identifying key nodes and vulnerabilities that affect USAF mission assurance and installation resiliency.
Kumashiro succeeds Patrick Mahoney, who transitions to lead LMI’s support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
LMI Vice President for Defense Robert Lech said, “Colonel Kumashiro and Mr. Mahoney have tremendous experience and insight into their customers’ missions, challenges, and priorities. Thanks to their leadership, LMI will deliver increasingly impactful support to USAF customers and elements across the defense enterprise.”
Kumashiro received his bachelor’s in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds master’s degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (national resource strategy), the Marine Corps Command & Staff College (military studies), and the University of Oklahoma (human relations). He is a member of the Leadership Arlington Class of 2019. He and his spouse, Suzie, also a retired Air Force colonel, have twins in high school.
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