CDR Dennis Wischmeier, USN
Education: George Washington University, BA, 2001; Naval Postgraduate School, MBA, 2009
Present Assignment: EUCOM’s Chief of Senate Congressional AffairsMinistry Involvement:
OCF member since 1998; NAS Pensacola Chapel attendee during flight school; deacon/ministry leader/Sunday school teacher, community group leader at local churches throughout military assignments; OCF local leader at JB Pearl/Hickam, HI; OCF local leader at Whidbey Island, WA; White Sulphur Springs retreat attendee; initiated OCF chapter at George Washington University
I grew up in a Christian home and community, but refined my beliefs and would truly say I began to follow Christ on my own during my USMC boot camp and enlisted time. ROTC OCF retreats and my college OCF group were paramount in preparing me for Christian followership and leadership.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for OCF?
OCF seems to be strongest at the academies, some ROTC campuses, and at overseas locations. I believe there is a big opportunity to support OCF opportunities at other ROTC schools, and OCS locations. I also believe we could utilize the network of OCF members to branch out for events to folks who cannot make it to OCF’s two conference centers.
Nominated By: LCDR Jay Boyles, USN; COL Mark Derber, USA; Maj Russell Foxworth, USAF; Col Larry Simpson, USAF (Ret.); CDR Mike Thompson, USN; Col Ricardo Trimillos, USAF