Energy is critical to achieving the Air Force mission. To fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace, the Air Force requires ready Airmen, robust weapon systems and resilient infrastructure—all of which require energy to operate. However, emerging physical, natural and cyber-attacks increase the risks of prolonged, widespread disruptions to energy access. These energy threats can compromise the mission. So in an effort to achieve mission assurance through energy assurance, the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance (OEA) was established as the Air Force Energy Storefront to oversee the installation energy program—integrating energy assurance initiatives into the installation energy portfolio. In this session, David Irwin will discuss the Air Force’s need for energy resilient projects that use innovative technologies to ensure mutually beneficial solutions for all parties involved.
Southeast Project Lead
US Air Force Office of Energy Assurance
David Irwin, Southeast Project Lead, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance, Washington, D.C., is responsible for the oversight of project teams and processes in developing, identifying, vetting and structuring energy assurance project opportunities that increase energy resiliency on U.S. Air Force installations.
Prior to assuming his current position at OEA, Mr. Irwin served as a Project Manager for Air Force Military Construction (MILCON) Design & Construction. In this role, he provided cradle-to-grave oversight and direction for concurrent large and complex projects at multiple locations. He was accountable for scope, schedule and budget for over $350 million in design and construction efforts while achieving sustainability and other federal mandates. Through effective management and coordination, Mr. Irwin successfully led the F-35 new mission beddown at Luke AFB, Arizona, and the KC-46 at Altus AFB, Oklahoma; and other MILCON projects at both Laughlin AFB, Texas, and Vance AFB, Oklahoma. Mr. Irwin was instrumental in the on-time delivery of the F-35 schoolhouse and first squadron facilities to support the arrival of the F-35 at Luke AFB.
Before entering public service, Mr. Irwin served as a Civil Engineer for Dibble Engineering. He has more than twenty years of experience in design, construction, and project and program management. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1987-1990.