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Oshiba assumes leadership of AFCEC

By Armando Perez | AFIMSC Public Affairs | Feb. 8, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force Civil Engineer Center welcomed its new director during an assumption of leadership ceremony here at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Feb. 5, 2018. 
  

Edwin H. Oshiba, a member of the senior executive service, becomes the center’s third director since the organization activated in 2012. As a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, AFCEC executes civil engineering services in construction, energy, environment, housing, operations, planning, real property, and readiness and emergency management around the globe.

“Our goal is to remain resilient, adaptable, and focused on sustainable solutions. I look forward to working with our CE community to ensure our engineers maintain a trained and ready force, and provide the installation and combat readiness capabilities to enable Air Force and AFIMSC core missions,” Oshiba said.

The first civil engineer to take the helm at AFCEC, Oshiba commissioned in the Air Force in 1989 after graduating from Santa Clara University, California. He served in a variety of CE leadership positions at the base, major command and headquarters levels before retiring from active duty in 2015 as a colonel.

Oshiba most recently served as the Air Force deputy director of civil engineers, deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection in Washington, D.C. In that role, he trained and equipped an engineering force of 51,000 people and provided policy and oversight for a portfolio valued at more than $297 billion. 

“I have been very fortunate in my career, both as an officer and now as a civilian, to lead men and women in CE who are doing great things for the Air Force enterprise,” he said.

As the newest director for AFCEC, Oshiba leads an organization of more than 1,900 people responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. The center’s missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, and real property management at more than 75 locations worldwide.

Oshiba plans to build on his predecessors’ successes as he moves the center forward.

“I appreciate (former directors) Mr. (Joe) Sciabica and Mr. (Randy) Brown for setting the foundation for AFCEC and leading this organization to provide best-practice solutions to Airmen — anytime, anywhere.  I hope to follow in their footsteps as I now lead AFCEC to be ready when called to conduct readiness operations, execute base civil engineer operations, and perform facility lifecycle management,” he said.

Headquartered on JBSA, the center has seven directorates. The environmental management, facilities engineering, installations, and planning & integration directorates operate on JBSA; the energy, operations, and readiness and emergency management directorates operate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

For more information about AFCEC, visit www.afcec.af.mil.