HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

BRIGADIER GENERAL PATRICE A. MELANCON

PRINT | E-MAIL

Brig. Gen. Patrice A. Melançon is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The organization provides installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion. Brig. Gen. Melançon serves as the Executive Director of the Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida Reconstruction Program Management Office. Tyndall AFB had more than 60% of its facilities significantly damaged as a result of Hurricane Michael in October 2018. At the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force, Brig. Gen. Melançon leads a team to program and prepare to execute nearly $3 billion in funding to construct a digitally-connected, 21st-century Air Force base capable of supporting up to three squadrons of F-35s and one squadron of MQ-9s.

Brig. Gen. Melançon was commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette in 1988, graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She spent nine years on active duty prior to entering the Air Force Reserve in 1997. She has been a commander twice, has experience at base level, major command, combatant command, field operating agency and Air Staff levels, and has been activated for three extended active duty tours since Sept. 11, 2001. She has served stateside, as well as in Europe and Southwest Asia, and has experience in both peacetime and wartime contingency operations.

In her civilian career, Brig. Gen. Melançon served as a Senior Project Manager and Engineer with CDM Smith for 15 years, overseeing projects for various federal clients and programs including the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program. She has experience as a project engineer and then project and program manager for water, wastewater and stormwater projects for municipal clients, as well as federal entities. Most recently, prior to her current extended active duty, she served as the Watershed Engineering Department Manager for the San Antonio River Authority where she led a team of 27 to protect and enhance the creeks and rivers of the San Antonio River Basin.

EDUCATION
1988 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Master of Science, Engineering, Emphasis in Water Resources, University of Texas, Austin
2000 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1988–July 1990, Chief, Bioenvironmental Engineering Services, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
2. July 1990–July 1994, Deputy Chief, Bioenvironmental Engineering Services, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
3. July 1994–August 1997, Remediation Team Chief, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Brooks AFB, Texas
4. August 1997–Entered the Air Force Reserve
5. August 1997–November 2001, 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Kelly AFB, Texas
6. November 2001–March 2004, 810th Civil Engineer Flight, Naval Air Station, Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas (November 2001 – October 2002, Environmental Program Manager, Directorate of Installations, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Shaw AFB, S.C.)
6. April 2004–September 2006, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Chief of Environmental, Air Education and Training Command Installations and Mission Support, Randolph AFB, Texas
7. September 2006–August 2010, IMA to Chief of Programs, AETC/A7C, Randolph AFB, Texas (February 2008–June 2008, Commander, 14th CES, Columbus AFB, Miss.)
8. August 2010–October 2012, Commander, 810th CEF, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas (April 2012 – July 2012, Director of Installations - Forward, AFCENT, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
9. October 2012–October 2013, IMA to the Chief, Environment and Energy, Air Force Installations and Mission Support, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. October 2013–August 2015, Director, Fourteenth Air Force/Joint Functional Space Component Command/614th Air and Space Operations Center Consolidation Program, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
11. July 2015–April 2017, Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. April 2017–November 2018, Principal Deputy Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
13. November 2018–present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2003 General Edwin W. Rawlings Award Recipient – Air Force Environmental Excellence, Management Category
2009 Outstanding Civil Engineer Manager of the Year, ARC Officer Manager Category (AETC)
2010 National Society of Professional Engineers, Federal Engineer of the Year, Military (AETC)
2012 National Society of Professional Engineers, Federal Engineer of the Year, Military (AFRC)
2014 Designated as a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers

REGISTRATIONS
Professional Engineer, Texas
Certified Floodplain Manager, Texas
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Society of American Military Engineers

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant July 13, 1988
First Lieutenant July 13, 1990
Captain July 13, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 18, 2005
Colonel Sept. 1, 2010
Brigadier General Feb. 17, 2017

(Current as of August 2020)

Engage

Twitter
RT @SpaceForceDoD: Don't miss @SpaceForceCSO Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond's fireside chat with @neiltyson Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. EST during #vAWS
Twitter
RT @PACAF: #DYK: We have a program designed to reduce risk to aircrews/aircraft & surrounding community by reducing the risk of bird strike…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting SecAF Roth & @GenCQBrownJr flew on a #KC46 with @AirMobilityCmd #Airmen this week to learn more about the @USAirF
Twitter
Join @GenCQBrownJr's fireside chat with @MEaglen on accelerating change in the #USAF at 10 AM EST.… https://t.co/NYUfzC4B9d
Twitter
Join @cmsaf_official JoAnne Bass, Chief Master Sergeant of @SpaceForceDoD Roger Towberman and @thejointstaff #SEAC4https://t.co/kne8oL31kX
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: I recently visited several bases and saw how empowered, multi-capable #Airmen are driving the common sense changes requir…
Twitter
RT @AirForceAssoc: Tune in today at 0900 EST for #vAWS2021! https://t.co/3znoc5LrXF
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Well done to all who had a role in this test launch and for keeping the Nation's strategic deterrent force #AlwaysReady!…
Twitter
.@GenCQBrownJr, @cmsaf_official and more will take part in @AirForceAssoc's 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposi… https://t.co/d7NDRPgi3f
Twitter
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: 🚨🚨 #BomberTaskForce Update 🚨🚨 USAF B-1B Lancers have arrived to Norway in support of upcoming #BTF missions. They are…
Twitter
Nearly 30 years after combat ended Feb. 28, 1991, #DesertStorm’s influence on the #AirForce and @SpaceForceDoD rema… https://t.co/ghmYOP50fr
Twitter
Twitter
The 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge "Saving Airmen Time" results were announced. The 15 winning submissions were select… https://t.co/zDMQoiLDWD
Twitter
A team from @Travis60AMW and @JBSA_Official unload over 57,000 bottled water at Kelly Field, Texas. Approximately 8… https://t.co/vxSZ7vcxab
Twitter
The 25th Attack Group began flying the first active-duty operated @HQUSAFEAFAF MQ-9 Reaper sorties in Romania via r… https://t.co/JVllJwnmVA
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,329,616
Follow Us