Pat Kumashiro leads LMI’s customer engagement within the U.S. Department of the Air Force. An Air Force officer for 27 years, Kumashiro concluded his public service in October 2016 after more than four years as chief, Maintenance Division, in the Directorate of Logistics at U.S. Air Force Headquarters. While assigned to HQ USAF, Colonel Kumashiro spearheaded weapons system readiness requirements, force structure, modernization, and aircraft sustainment guidance for more than 5,400 fighters, bombers, airlift and tankers, and unmanned systems. He also led talent management for over 3,000 logistics officers and 65,000 enlisted personnel.
Prior to LMI, Kumashiro operated his own consulting firm, serving as principal adviser for a client in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. He facilitated mission-thread analyses identifying key nodes and vulnerabilities that affect USAF mission assurance and installation resiliency.
Kumashiro received his bachelor’s in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds master’s degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (national resource strategy), the Marine Corps Command & Staff College (military studies), and the University of Oklahoma (human relations).