David R Pohl

Air Force 11M2 O-3, Active Duty

Tacoma, WA

Years of Service: 11 years, November 2008 - Present

ETS'd July 2019


Division Project Officer, U. S. Air Force,
February 2018 - Present

Manager Business Operations Department, U. S. Air Force,
July 2013 - February 2018

Team Leader Aviation Operations Department, U. S. Air Force,
February 2011 - July 2013


Bachelors of Science, California State University, Fresno,
November 2003 - May 2008

Work Experience

Division Project Officer February 2018 - Present

Air Force | 11M2 | O-3 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Consulted leaders on the capabilities and statuses of all special projects while supervising multiple personnel in a training management office.
  • Led the daily operations of 58 instructors, who are responsible for training military pilot officers, resulting in 122 combat trained aircrew members.
  • Supervised the interviewing, hiring, and performance management of an aviation operations team, ensuring that training and regulatory requirements were met and adhered to annually.

Manager Business Operations Department July 2013 - February 2018

Air Force | 11M2 | O-3 | Cannon AFB, NM, USA

  • Led an Unmanned Aircraft Operations Center with 50 personnel; influenced subordinate business operations team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve business operations objectives.
  • Coordinated transfer of operations into new multi-million dollar facility while increasing combat capabilty by 30% and avoiding any loss of production.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills across multiple high-level professional military organizations to remove obstacles and achieve business results.

Team Leader Aviation Operations Department February 2011 - July 2013

Air Force | 11M2 | O-2 | Charleston AFB, North Charleston, SC, USA

  • Led and directed an aviation scheduling team of 10 responsible for managing and directing activities of subordinate team members and operations specialists.
  • Oversaw important aspects aviation operations including customer relations, line operations, accounting, and health, safety and environmental functions.
  • Planned, directed, and coordinated activities for the sale and provision of general aviation support services such as fuel, hangar and office rental, and P&L responsibility for multiple base locations.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost


Aerial Achievement Medal

May 2018

Air Force Commendation Medal

November 2017

Air Medal

March 2014

Training and Certifications

MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Initial Qualification

November 2013

C-17 Pilot Initial Qualification

March 2011

Air Force Undergraduate Pilot training

August 2010

Commercial Pilot Certificate

August 2010


Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, California, USA

November 2003 - May 2008 , GPA: 2.97