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Boerigter Business Breakfast Program Presents Col. Eric Froehlich Kirtland Air Force Base Commander

November 13, 2015

(Albuquerque, NM) The economic impact of Kirtland Air Force Base on the Albuquerque-area is significant.  In fiscal year 2014 alone, it brought $7.6 billion into the region. On Friday, December 4 hear from base commander Col. Eric Froehlich, the individual who oversees and manages this complex facility. Col. Froehlich will share thoughts about the style and techniques necessary to successfully lead such a large enterprise at UNM Anderson’s Boerigter Business Breakfast Program at Hotel Andaluz from 7:30 – 9:30 am. 

Col. Eric FroehlichCol. Froehlich took command of the 377th Air Base Wing in May 2015 leading a 52,000 acre base that is the location of 23,000 military and civilian employees housing a variety of complex military missions, as well as, Sandia National Laboratories and other elements of the Department of Energy.  As part of his presentation, Col. Froehlich will outline the mission of Kirtland, give details about his planning process and offer examples of how his leadership style contributes to the success of the billion dollar operation.  His talk is open to the public free of charge, however, RSVPs are required. To register online go to  or contact Felicia Rodriquez at 505.277.1504. 

The 377th Air Base Wing provides highly trained forces in support of the Air Force nuclear enterprise and expeditionary combat forces to combatant commanders.  It is the host unit for many mission partners, including the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Air Force Safety Center, Air Force Inspection Agency, Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory, 58th Special Operations Wing, 150th Special Operations Wing of the New Mexico Air National Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and Sandia National Laboratories.

Colonel Froehlich received his commission in 1992 after graduating from the University of Tennessee with military distinction. He has commanded at the squadron and group levels and recently served as vice commander of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas. He has held various staff assignments in the maintenance and logistics fields at the wing, center, and HQ USAF level. Colonel Froehlich has led combat deployments supporting Operation Allied Force and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program to present relevant topics of interest to Anderson's community of friends. The UNM Anderson Boerigter Business Breakfast Program is sponsored by the Anderson School and made possible by the generosity of George and Sibilla Boerigter and SoundOff Signal.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.