Changes of command begin


The following units will change command this year. Dates are subject to change.

June 3

56th Fighter Wing command chief

Relinquishing: Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza (Chief Master Sgt. Todd Kirsch acting CCC)

Taking: Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski

56th Operations Support Squadron

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Jason Hokaj

Taking: Lt. Col. Paul Jelinek

June 24

309th Fighter Squadron

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. William

Taking: Lt. Col. Kathryn Gaetke

June 27

310th FS

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Matthew Warner

Taking: Lt. Col. Matthew Gaetke

June 28

56th Dental Squadron

Relinquishing: Col. Russell Boester

Taking: Lt. Col. Marieantonette Brancato

June 29

425th FS

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. John Forino

Taking: Lt. Col. Jason Cooper

June 30

311th FS

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Scott Fredrick

Taking: Lt. Col. Michael Driscoll

56th Medical Support Squadron

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Lauren Byrd

Taking: Lt. Col. Virgil Scott

July 1

56th Training Squadron

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Michael Dunn

Taking: Lt. Col. Matt Hayden

July 8

56th Operations Group

Relinquishing: Col. Chris Bailey

Taking: Col. Benjamin Bishop

July 11

56th FW Legal

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Joel England

Taking: Lt. Col. John Owen

56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Scott Hall

Taking: Maj Jeffrey Kaepp AoC

July 13

56th FW

Relinquishing: Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus

Taking: Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard

July 22

56th Medical Group

Relinquishing: Col. Maureen Charles

Taking: Col. Jeffrey Freeland

Aug. 8

56th Mission Support Group

Relinquishing: Col. James Kossler

Taking: Col. Robert Sylvester

Aug. 9

54th Fighter Group Holloman AFB

Relinquishing: Col. Jeffrey Jenssen

Taking: Col. James Keen

Oct. 16

Det. 1/Tucson

Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Erik Anton

Taking: Lt. Col. Kevin Fisher