Lieutenant Colonel Michael Klapmeyer, 61st Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron commander, has been named one of the top 10 finalists and the Air Force nominee for the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Federal Engineer of the Year award, which will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 21.
The award honors engineers employed by a federal agency with 50 or more engineers. The candidates are nominated by their employing agency. A NSPE panel of judges selects the winner. The finalists represent a wide range of federal agencies, including Defense, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, NASA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Klapmeyer was nominated for his work as the Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron commander and as a doctorate candidate working to improve air quality and emissions. Under his command, Los Angles AFB has undertaken a number of energy saving and green initiatives.
A graduate of the University of Florida, he was commissioned in 1996 through the Air Force ROTC program. He has served in a variety of civil engineering positions at the installation and major command levels, and taught at the Air Force Academy.
He is the son of John and Fran Klapmeyer of Francisco, N.C. He also received a master’s degree from Clemson University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. Klapmeyer served a tour in Iraq. Currently Mike, Marie, Ryan and Katie are stationed in the Los Angeles area.