Colonel Pete Kloeber retired from the Air Force in 2000 after 32+ years active duty including eight years as an enlisted member. His entire career was in Air Force Civil Engineering where he excelled in demanding positions in a wide-range of operational, staff and command positions including five assignments as commander at squadron and group level; his last assignment was Deputy Director, Civil Engineering, HQ Air Mobility Command. During his Air Force career, Colonel Kloeber received numerous awards including individual recognition at major command level (six times), Air Force and DoD. Among his military decorations are the Legion of Merit, AF Meritorious Service Medal (five Oak Leaf Clusters) and the AF Recognition Ribbon. In 2012 Colonel Kloeber was elected to the Academy of Fellows of the Society of American Military Engineers.
After retiring from the Air Force, he briefly worked as an engineering consultant, but soon started “giving back” his time to volunteer efforts in support of his community, church and veterans. He is currently involved in many activities: Leader with local and state Knights of Columbus; Board Chair of Highlands Fire District; Chair of his community Firewise Committee; and President of Grand Canyon Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.
Colonel Kloeber received a B.S. in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University, a M.S. in Systems Management from USC and a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Wash DC.
Colonel Kloeber is married to Joyce Kloeber, Lt Col, USAF (Ret). They live in Flagstaff, AZ.