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92nd CS receives new commander

Col. David Stookey, 92nd Mission Support Group commander, passes the 92nd Communications Squadron guidon to Maj. Clayton Baker, 92nd CS commander, during the change of command ceremony July 11, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Baker was previously at the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

Col. David Stookey, 92nd Mission Support Group commander, passes the 92nd Communications Squadron guidon to Maj. Clayton Baker, 92nd CS commander, during the change of command ceremony July 11, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Baker was previously at the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Maj. Clayton Baker assumed command of the 92nd Communications Squadron from Maj. Jason Mayne during a ceremony July 11, 2016 at the Red Morgan Center.

Baker joins Team Fairchild after a tour at the office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

"It's always been a drive to have the honor and the privilege of leading Airmen in the Air Force," Baker said. "It is truly an honor to be here and to command the 92nd Communications Squadron and to work with the 141st Communications Flight. We have some challenging times ahead of us and I look forward to helping lead you through those challenges and to support you and bring us into the new cyber future."

Baker commissioned in 2004 at San Diego State University, California, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

He also holds a Master of Science in System Engineering from George Washington University, Springfield, Virginia.

His decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint-Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with an oak leaf cluster, Joint-Service Achievement Medal and an Air Force Achievement Medal with an oak leaf cluster.

The 92nd Mission Support Group commander,Col. David Stookey, was the officiating officer for the ceremony.