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.
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)