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DR. HANS J. MUEH

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Dr. Hans J. Mueh is Athletic Director, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He is responsible for the academy's extensive 27-sport athletic and physical education program.

Dr. Mueh was born in Celle, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1951. He entered the Air Force in 1962 as a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy's eighth graduating class. He served as an intelligence officer in Saigon, South Vietnam, and at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. In 1976, he was recognized as a distinguished graduate after completing a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, and in 1977 he was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy as an associate professor in chemistry. Dr. Mueh then served as special assistant for technical matters at the Defense Intelligence Agency before returning to the U.S. Air Force Academy where he has been Head of the Department of Chemistry and Vice Dean of the Faculty. He retired in 2004 and became the ninth Director of Athletics.

Dr. Mueh competes in golf, racquetball, volleyball, handball and tennis, and he has promoted the academy's intercollegiate sports throughout his tenure, beginning with work as Chairman of the Hockey Eligibility Committee.

EDUCATION
1966 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1970 Master of Science degree in chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1976 Distinguished graduate, Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1966 - 1967, intelligence officer trainee, Air Force Air Intelligence Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. 1967 - 1969, intelligence analyst, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
3. 1969 - 1970, graduate student, University of Wisconsin, Madison
4. 1970 - 1972, instructor, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. 1972 - 1973, intelligence officer, Saigon, South Vietnam, and Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
6. 1973 - 1976, doctoral student, University of Wisconsin, Madison
7. 1977 - 1981, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
8. 1981 - 1985, tenure associate professor, later, tenure professor, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
9. 1985 - 1986, special assistant for technical matters, Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. 1986 - 2002, acting Head, later, permanent professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
11. 2002 - 2004, Vice Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
12. 2004 - present, Athletic Director, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1987 - 1989, officer representative, U.S. Air Force Academy men's intercollegiate golf team
1990 - 1995, officer representative, U.S. Air Force Academy football team
1996 - present, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative


(Current as of February 2005)

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