Lieutenant Colonel Rebecca Ohm is the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander at the 180th Fighter Wing. As a traditional guardsman, her areas of responsibilities are the personnel and aircraft in the areas of the flight line, weapons, and avionics sections. She is also responsible for the personnel and aircraft for the alert mission.
Lt Col Ohm started her career as a flight line crew chief in January 1993. She became the first female fighter pilot at the 180th Fighter Wing and in the state of Ohio. She has been on several combat deployments and received the Air Medal in 2005 in support of Operation Northern Watch, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom. LtCol Ohm also became the first female fighter pilot in the state of Ohio to become an F-16 Instructor Pilot.
Becky has combined her love of flying with an entrepreneurial spirit and in 2007 opened an aviation themed coffee shop with her husband, in Perrysburg, Ohio. She has been the main force behind the success of The Flying Joe, acting as the chief financial officer, public relations officer, marketing director, and bookkeeper.
Becky is a 1995 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She attended Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training in Columbus, Mississippi where she met her husband, John. As a traditional guardsman, she has been able to balance her roles as a commander, business owner, wife and her most important role as mother of her son, Zachary, and daughters Olivia and Emily.