Military Bios

Rear Admiral Michael C. Bachmann:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
Rear Adm. Bachmann has acquired extensive acquisition experience through a wide variety of afloat, shore-based and joint duty assignments. He has completed ship's company sea duty assignments aboard USS Ranger (CV-61), USS New Orleans (LPH-11), and USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and, fleet assignments at Naval Air Station North Island and the Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific staff.
In 1990, Rear Adm. Bachmann was assigned to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as the Deputy Director for Aviation Logistics Information Systems. He was subsequently assigned to DOD's Joint Logistics Systems Center, WPAFB Ohio, as a DOD Major Program Manager (ACAT I).
On 7 December 1993, Rear Adm. Bachmann was assigned as the Director of the Joint Depot Maintenance Analysis Group under the direction of the Joint Logistics Commanders and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Rear Adm. Bachmann assumed command of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command's Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) on 17 November 1995. NTCSS, a Department of Defense (DOD) ACAT I program, was selected into the Secretary of the Navy Acquisition Hall of Fame in April 1998, nominated for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Packard Award, and awarded the OSD Certificate for Acquisition Excellence. During this period Rear Adm. Bachmann was assigned as the Acting Director of Information Support Systems (PD 15) responsible for the oversight of a multitude number of Information Technology acquisition programs.
From August 1998 through June 2000 Rear Adm. Bachmann was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare Division, as the Head, Aviation Maintenance Programs responsible for the execution of accounts in excess of $18B for the advancement of Naval Aviation.
Rear Adm. Bachmann was assigned as the Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in September 2001 with additional responsibilities as NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Test & Evaluation, and, Shore Station Management. In February 2003 he was assigned as the NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Logistics & Industrial Operations. In March 2005 Rear Adm. Bachmann was selected to his current position as the Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command.
His personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (Fourth Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold star, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Battle Efficiency Award (two awards), National Defense Service Medal (with Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon (with 3 Service Stars), and Rifle and Pistol Medals. He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval Academy Athletic Association.
Updated: 22 March 2005


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