RUBICON PLANNING, LLC
MILITARY FACILITIES PLANNING

EDWARD J. KIRMSE                                   

                                                                                                      Email:  ekirmse@rubiconplanning.com

Edward J. Kirmse graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a BA in Rhetoric and Communications Studies.

Mr. Kirmse has completed the National Charrette Institute’s Complete Charrette Management Certification course.

Mr. Kirmse has over fifteen years of experience in facilities master planning support for the Army, Air Force and other federal clients. His experience includes requirements analyses, facility assessments, reutilization analyses, economic analyses, cost estimating, charrette facilitation and many other related tasks.

Mr. Kirmse has prepared or assisted in preparing a wide range of Army master planning products, including Long and Short Range Components, Capital Investment Strategies, Installation Design Guides, Tabulations of Existing and Required Facilities, and DD Forms 1391 and other project programming documentation. He has helped develop, field, implement and train users in standard Army planning systems such as FPS, RPLANS and ISR and has extensive experience in the use and application of these systems.

Mr. Kirmse assisted in the development, testing, implementation, fielding and user training of the Army’s Real Property Planning and Analysis System (RPLANS). RPLANS is an indispensable facilities planning tool used by Army planners at installations, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Regions, and at Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) to help compute, track and resolve facilities excesses and deficits.

Mr. Kirmse participated in the development, testing, implementation and fielding of FASTRAC at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. FASTRAC was an R&K system designed to link RPLANS data to CADD data. As part of this project team, Mr. Kirmse conducted facility surveys, performed requirements analyses, and developed CADD drawings based on data collected during field surveys.

Mr. Kirmse was responsible for maintaining and updating the Army Criteria Tracking System (ACTS), and for preparing the system for its eventual migration to the Internet.

Mr. Kirmse has participated in or managed facilities master planning tasks, projects and contracts, including:


RPLANS TAB Updates

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Adelphi Army Laboratory Center, Maryland

Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Fort AP Hill, Virginia

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Fort Drum, New York

Fort Eustis, Virginia

Fort Lee, Virginia

Fort McNair, DC

Fort Meade, Maryland

Fort Monroe, Virginia

Fort Myer, Virginia

Fort Story, Virginia

Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania

Soldier Support Center, Natick, Massachusetts

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, DC

West Point, New York

Requirements Analysis / TAB Support

Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Polk, Louisiana

Charrette / DD Form 1391 Support

Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (consolidating the Air Defense Artillery and Field Artillery Schools)

Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, Maryland

1st Combat Support Brigade (ME) at Fort Polk, Louisiana

TAB Management Classes

West Point, New York

Fort Polk, Louisiana


Army Planning Projects

Capital Investment Strategies for Vehicle Maintenance Shops, Physical Fitness Facilities and Chapels for Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Army’s Focused Facility Strategy implementation for HQ DA, multiple installations

Barracks Master Plan Site Surveys, multiple installations (CONUS and OCONUS)

Tabulation of Existing and Required Facilities, Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF, Georgia

Security Master Plan for USASOC Facilities at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Force Protection Master Plan for Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Master Plan for the 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Master Plan for Range 29, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Analysis of Alternatives Study, Kahuku Training Area, 25th Infantry Division (L), Hawaii

Summary Development Plan, Fort Eustis, Virginia

Marketing and product survey for Range Targetry Systems for the US Army’s Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama


Air Force Planning Projects:

Utilities Privatization Analysis, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station and Air National Guard Base, Minnesota

Utilities Privatization Analysis, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio

Housing Privatization Analysis, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Housing Privatization Analysis, Moody AFB, Georgia

Housing Privatization Analysis, Beale AFB, California

Housing Privatization Analysis, Charleston AFB, South Carolina

Dormitory Master Plan Site Surveys, multiple installations

Airfield Obstructions Survey, Pope AFB, North Carolina

Customer Concept Document, Consolidated Avionics Maintenance Facility, Pope AFB, North
Carolina

Customer Concept Document, Corrosion Control Facility, Pope AFB, North Carolina

Sub-Area Master Plan, Los Angeles AFB, California

Customer Concept Document, Library and Education Center, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

Area Development Plan, 5th Combat Communications Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia


Other Projects

Installation Design Guide, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Master Planning Technical Manual (MPTM) for HQ IMCOM; authored or co-authored sections on Short Range Component, Capital Investment Strategy, Range and Training Lands, Programming and 1391 Documentation, Army Tools and others

Special Installations Studies for HQDA ACSIM

Government Cost Estimate Development for Physical Improvements to US Embassies for the US Department of State

Site Plan for Fire and Rescue Station, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia

 

 

 

 

Email:  ekirmse@rubiconplanning.com