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93rd ARS welcomes new commander

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  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Shelton
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Jeremy Williams assumed command of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Lt. Col George Vogel, during a ceremony held at Fairchild Air Force Base, June 23.

Williams previously held the director of operations position for the 92nd ARS before moving to the 93rd ARS to become the commander. Vogel leaves the 93rd ARS to attend National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington D.C.

“The 93rd did a lot of amazing things; not only in combat but here at home also,” Vogel said. “Leading the 93rd has been the highlight of my career, Working with all of the Airmen and their professionalism and attitudes, it’s something I will never forget.”

Williams entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 2001, with degrees in political science and foreign area studies.

“This is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Williams said. “Over the last year I have had the rare opportunity to observe the 93rd from a distance. As I watched, I saw men and women who are dedicated, professional and who strive for excellence. I will do everything in my power to help them achieve individual success and take the 93rd to continued heights.”

Williams earned his wings in 2004 and since has flown more than 3,300 hours in the T-37 Tweet, T-1A Jayhawk, C-17A Globemaster and th KC-135R/T Stratotanker, and more than 800 combat hours supporting various operations around the world. 

This is Williams’ first assignment as a squadron commander.