Duke welcomes new mission support group commander
By Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor, 919 Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 02, 2014
DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- Lt. Col. Brian P. Stahl took command of the 919th Special Operations Mission Support Group at an assumption of command ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., March 1.
The ceremony opened with the arrival of the official party, Col. James Phillips, the 919th Special Operations Wing commander, and Stahl.
Senior Master Sgt. Angelia Fogle with the 919th Logistics Readiness Squadron sang an impromptu National Anthem and the colors were posted by the Eglin AFB Honor Guard.
Phillips spoke of how grateful he is to have Stahl on board as his new group commander, and said he looks forward to working with him for the next few years.
Stahl served as the 507th Mission Support Group deputy commander at the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB prior to his selection. The 24-year veteran assumed command with the passing of the group guidon and then spoke of his new assignment.
"My promise to you is to be as transparent as possible and to keep you apprised of the changes I know will affect you," Stahl said. "I know this job will not be without its challenges, but I look forward to leading these dedicated professionals as we navigate the difficult times ahead," he said.
The colonel thanked many community and military leaders for attending and for their efforts to make this the "best mission support group in the Air Force Reserve Command."
"I love wearing the uniform and I love serving this great country," he said.