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Deputy Chief of Staff Plans

Brigadier General Ömer Nafiz Gülmezoğlu

Brigadier General Ömer Nafiz Gülmezoğlu is the Deputy Chief of Staff Plans at NATO's Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He is responsible to the Chief of Staff for directing, monitoring and coordinating operational capability development staff functions and developing and implementing policy related to operational issues. He assists and advises the Commander, through the Chief of Staff, on policy, requirements and doctrine matters regarding programming, planning and conducting of military cooperation activities, including Civil-Military Cooperation, tactical assessments and evaluations together with standardisation and integration of NFS and NCS air and air C2 elements.

In his previous assignment, Genéral Gülmezoğlu was an instructor and Standarisation-Evaluation pilot in T-38Ms at the 2nd Main Jet Base in Çiğli/İzmir, Turkey.

Genéral Gülmezoğlu graduated from Turkish Air Force Academy in 1990 and afterwards he completed the pilot training at 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli / İzmir, in 1992. He served in numerous positions at the squadron, group, and wing as a wing leader and flight instructor with almost 4000 flight hours in F-4E, T-38A and T-38M. He also served in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) as a flight instructor in T-38A and Turkish Senior National Representative between 2001 and 2005, and later on as an Air Operations Officer in NATO AC İzmir between 2008 and 2010. He has been assigned to NATO Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany, as Deputy Chief of Staff Plans since 25 August 2021.

Brigadier General Gülmezoğlu is married and has two children.

ASSIGNMENTS

1990-1992   Pilot Training in 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli/İzmir.
1992-1993   Initial Fighter Training (F-4E) in 131st Squadron, 3rd Main Jet Base, Konya.
1993-1998   171st Fighter Squadron (F-4E) 7th Main Jet Base, Malatya.
1998-2001   121st Advanced Jet Pilot Training Sqn, 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli/İzmir.
2001-2005   Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT), Sheppard AFB, TX, USA.
2005-2008   124th Stand-Eval Squadron, 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli/İzmir.
2008-2010   NATO Component Command Air (NATO CC Air) İzmir, Sirinyer, İzmir.
2017-2019   124th Stand-Eval Squadron, 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli/İzmir.
2019-2020   Turkish Air Force Academy, Istanbul.
2020-2021   124th Stand-Eval Squadron, 2nd Main Jet Base, Çiğli/İzmir.
Since 2021   DCOS Plans, NATO Headquarters Allied Air Command

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

1995   Turkish Air Force Combat Operations Achievement Ribbon
1996   Turkish Air Force Combat Operations Achievement Ribbon
1997   Turkish Air Force Combat Operations Achievement Ribbon
2001   Turkish Air Force Education and Training Achievement Ribbon
2005   Turkish Air Force International Meritorious Service Ribbon
2009   Turkish Air Force Education and Training Achievement Ribbon
2019   Turkish Air Force Counter Terrorism Service Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

August 30, 1990   Second Lieutenant
August 30, 1993   First Lieutenant
August 30, 1999   Captain
August 30, 2005   Major
August 30, 2010   Lieutenant Colonel
August 30, 2013   Colonel
August 30, 2021   Brigadier General

(Current as of October 2021)



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