U. S. Air Force Col. Keith A. Mecham is the chief of staff of Defense Logistics Agency Energy, a major subordinate command of DLA at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and is responsible for enabling mission readiness by providing globally resilient energy solutions to the Warfighter and Whole of Government.
Prior to this assignment, Col. Mecham served as DLA Energy director of Customer Operations. He completed two command tours as a Logistics Readiness Squadron commander and an Aerial Port Squadron commander. He has deployed in support of numerous contingency operations including DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE. Currently in his civilian capacity, he is employed by DLA Aviation, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
His other assignments include 67th Aerial Port Squadron commander, Hill AFB, Utah; 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, Hill AFB, Utah; combined Joint Task Force 76, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; 67th Aerial Port Squadron Flight commander and operations officer, Hill AFB, Utah; and 419th Medical Squadron Medical Service corps officer, Hill AFB, Utah.
Col. Mecham enlisted in the Air Force in June 1987 and earned an Air Force commission in 2000 through the “Deserving Airman” program. His education includes a bachelor’s degree of science in business management from Utah Valley University and a master’s degree of military operational art and science from Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
His awards and decorations include the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.