Evan J. "Hoops" Hoapili, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Director, Capability and Resource Integration, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is responsible for conducting force management and analysis to include integrating, coordinating, prioritizing and advocating USSTRATCOM future concepts, mission capability needs, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies and command and control architecture across the mission areas. He is also responsible for the articulation and development of all command requirement processes to ensure USSTRATCOM has the tools to accomplish its mission, and ensures appropriate decision support tools and assessment processes are in place to enhance operational capabilities. The directorate includes comptroller support, concepts and experimentation and force assessments.
Mr. Hoapili was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the University of Colorado ROTC program. He served in a variety of combat crew positions in the Minuteman II (Modernized) ICBM system. His staff assignments include five tours serving in special staff groups for the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commander of U.S. Space Command, Commander of Strategic Air Command, and Commander of Air Force Space Command. Mr. Hoapili's last staff assignment was Chief, Space Superiority Division in the Directorate of Programs at the Air Staff where he was responsible for the Program Objective Memorandum for all Air Force space and missile programs. His command assignments include three tours as Commander, 1st Space Operations Squadron; Commander, 91st Operations Group; and Commander, 90th Space Wing. In this position, he directed the wing's operations and maintenance, including 150 Minuteman III and 50 Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missiles deployed over a three-state, 12,600 square mile area as well as the security and upkeep of the Air Force's oldest continuously active base.
As a civil servant, he served as Chief of Staff, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center where he exercised executive management authority on behalf of the commander to ensure the efficient operation of the Air Force's Single Nuclear Sustainment Authority.
1981 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in computer-based information systems, University of Colorado, Air Force ROTC, Denver
1982 Distinguished graduate, Minuteman Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
1984 U. S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College via correspondence
1985 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Master of Science degree in business administration, University of South Dakota, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
1992 Graduate with Highest Distinction, Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval Command and Staff College, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1997 National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. August 1977 - May 1981, student, Air Force ROTC, University of Colorado, Denver
2. November 1981 - February 1982, student, Minuteman II combat crew training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
3. March 1982 - October 1987, deputy missile combat crew commander, supplemental missile procedures trainer operator DMCCC, senior instructor DMCCC, instructor missile combat crew commander, section chief, evaluator MCCC section chief, senior evaluator MCCC, emergency war order operations training officer, 67th Strategic Missile Squadron, 44th Strategic Missile Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
4. October 1987 - April 1988, Air Staff Training Program, Secretary of the Air Force's Staff Group, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon
5. April 1988 - September 1988, ASTRA, Strategic Offensive Forces Division, Directorate of Plans, Air Staff, Pentagon
6. October 1988 - October 1990, strategic forces analyst and strategic concepts planner, Plans and Resources, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
7. October 1990 - July 1991, special assistant to the Commander, Strategic Air Command,
Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. July 1991 - July 1992, student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, R.I.
9. July 1992 - December 1992, chief policy branch, Strategy Division, Directorate of Plans, Pentagon
10. January 1993 - February 1993, member, issues team, Plans and Operations Directorate,
Air Staff, Pentagon
11. February 1993 - July 1994, member, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, Pentagon
12. August 1994 - July 1996, Commander, 1st Space Operations Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
13. August 1996 - July 1997, fellow, National Security Program, John F. Kennedy School
of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
14. July 1997 - May 1999, Director, Air Force Space Command, U.S. Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Commander's Action Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. May 1999 - April 2001, Commander, 91st Operations Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
16. April 2001 - July 2003, Chief, Space Superiority Division, Directorate of Programs, Air Staff, Pentagon
17. July 2003 - June 2005, Commander, 90th Space Wing, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
18. June 2005 - February 2009, founder/president Hoapili Enterprises and Pikes Peak Distribution Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.
19. February 2009 - February 2011, Chief of Staff, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M
20. February 2011 - present, Associate Director, Capability and Resource Integration, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Exemplary Civilian Service Award
Secretary of the Air Force, Special Achievement for Commander Support to Public Affairs
First Lady of Wyoming's Leadership Award
Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Award
(Current as of July 2011)