Commander's Comments, March 2018

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich. -- It is with great pleasure that I return to the 110th Attack Wing.  My first assignment here in Battle Creek was to help build the 217th Air Operations Group, which was a period of major changes for the Wing.  During that time we were transitioning from the A-10 to “what” was uncertain while building an Air Operations Group whose mission was little understood.  At the same time, we were seeking relevant and sustainable mission sets for our talented and eager professionals.  We worked very hard to build the Air Operations Group and had much success despite multiple challenges with manning authorizations, facilities, training, and defining Command Relationships with multiple Numbered Air Forces.  Throughout this time I got to know many of you Battle Creek Patriots/Heroes/Professional Airmen not only in the AOG, but the entire Wing.   

I left the 110th in 2015 to serve as the Mission Support Group Commander at Selfridge.  That, too, was a great opportunity to learn and to serve.  With multiple flying organizations, an entire airport to maintain and operate, and 43 tenant organizations, the 127th definitely kept me busy.  Just as I did here, I built many great relationships and learned a lot about taking care of people and getting the job done.

When offered the opportunity to return to the 110th to serve as your Vice Wing Commander, I did not hesitate to say yes.  Knowing the caliber of people who make up the 110th Attack Wing, knowing the dedication and professionalism that you all serve with, and knowing that you have real world, every day missions made the choice easy.

I am extremely proud to be a member of the 110th Attack Wing and look forward to working with each of you as we continue to succeed in meeting mission requirements and exceeding expectations.