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Changes in Command
Six units get new commanders

In a flurry of change-of-command ceremonies begining in March and running through June, The 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; the 1st Battalion of the 150th Assault Helicopter Battalion; the 1st Battalion of the 114th Infantry; the 2nd Battalion of the 113th Infantry; the 3rd Battalion of the 112th Field Artillery; the 42nd Regional Support Group all got new leadership.

Col. Kenneth Schecter, left, incoming commander of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, returns the units colors to Command Sgt. Maj. David Kenna during the 50th's Change of Command ceremony on March 7. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John T. Crankshaw, 444MPAD.

TEAM Incoming: Col. Kenneth Schecter, Outgoing: Col. Steven Ferrari

Incoming: Lt. Col. John Metzler, Outgoing: Col. John Scannell

Incoming: Lt. Col. Gregory Saunders, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Joseph Boucher

Incoming: Lt. Col. Paul Nema, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Mark Pieterski

Incoming: Lt. Col. Robert Bryan, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Brian Scully

Incoming: Col. Joseph Cowan, Outgoing: Col. Roch Switlik


177th Recruiters clean up

The 177th Fighter Wing Recruiting Office has had, to put it mildly, an incredibly successful year. Col. Robert C. Bolton, second from left, and Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Raynaldo Morales, second from right, pose with 177th Recruiting Team, displaying a selection of their awards; left to right, Staff Sgt. Christina Noriega, Master Sgts. David Diaz and Christina Vidro and Tech. Sgt. Susanne Faucett during the Wing's promotions and awards ceremony on April 18. Not pictured is Tech. Sgt. Cris Delestre. Vidro was presented with the Region V Large State Top Accession, the Bronze Club Award in recognition of 201 enlistments for the year 177th Recruiters clean up of 2009 and the Bronze Club Level Award for 100 accessions; Diaz was the Recruiting Supervisor of the Year while Faucett won the Production Recruiter of the Year, the Century Club Award for more than 100 Accessions and 1st Quarter Award Winner Recruiter with the Most Accessions. Finally, the Recruiting Office received the Region V Fiscal Year 10 1st Quarter Award Winner Wing with the Highest Average Accessions; the FY 10 1st Quarter Award Winner Wing with the most Critical Accessions and the Region V FY 09 3rd Quarter Award Winner Wing with the most Critical Accessions. U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Shawn Mildren, 177FW/PA.
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