Schliemann appointed to Outreach post

Lt. Col. Bernd “Bernie” F. Schliemann, professor of Military Leadership, has been appointed director of Outreach Planning and Administration by Sharon Fross, vice provost for Outreach.

A career U.S. Army officer, Schliemann is retiring from the service on June 10. His Outreach appointment is effective June 14.

Schliemann “comes to Outreach with a wealth of experience in organizational development and planning following a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Army,” said Fross, noting that he will work closely with Outreach units, academic schools and colleges, and external constituencies to enhance and expand the strategic development of UMass Outreach.”

Schliemann, who joined the Military Leadership Department in 2002, served in Germany, Korea, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Carson, Colo., and in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leak Clusters), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Saudi-Kuwait Liberation Medal. His decorations include the Air Assault and Senior Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

A 1985 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Schliemann also completed the Engineer Officer''s Basic and Advanced courses, airborne training, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Ranger School, and Sapper, Jumpmaster, and Air Assault courses.

He earned master’s degrees in industrial engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and through the Isenberg School’s Professional Masters in Business Administration Program.