Company: United States Air Force
Location: O’Fallon, Illinois, United States
Jack Moelmann, Colonel in the United States Air Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military service and musicianship.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, in 1965, Mr. Moelmann was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force (USAF) that year, eventually advancing to the rank of colonel. He then served as chief of systems control in the Joint Tactical Office, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey from 1979 to 1983 and subsequently director of low-frequency communications with Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force, Illinois, from 1983 to 1986.
Mr. Moelmann thereupon prospered as director of communications acquisition and later director of operations with the USAF Communications Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from 1986 to 1988. He enjoys memberships in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; the Air Force Association, an independent, nonprofit professional military and aerospace education association that promotes American aerospace power; and sits on the board of directors of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA).
Mr. Moelmann takes great pride in his success as a musician and organist. In 2008, he rented Radio City Music Hall in New York and its 1932 Wurlitzer pipe organ, the largest ever manufactured by the company, and played a one-night show with the aid of four guest musicians that included internationally acclaimed organists Lew Williams and Walt Strony on the hall’s 144-foot stage. Selections included “The Trolley Song” from the musical Meet Me in St. Louis, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Rubber Duckie” from Sesame Street, and many more. He has played pipe organs at many famed movie palaces and theaters across the United States that include the War Memorial Auditorium in Trenton, New Jersey, the former Carnegie Hall Cinema Theatre in New York and a Wurlitzer at a museum in Sacramento, California. At home, he plays on a pipe organ that he refurbished with his engineering skill.
In 2008, Mr. Moelmann was recognized for his musical skill and expertise when he was elected to the Halls of Fame of the American Theatre Organ Society and Theatre Organ Society International. Moreover, he was named Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2018, with which he is a lifetime member. In the coming years he is looking forward to a well-deserved partial retirement.
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