Lt. Col. Johannsen assumes command of the 932nd MXG

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  • By Maj. Neil Samson
  • 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 932nd Maintenance Group recently held an assumption of command ceremony March 6.

The new 932nd Maintenance Group commander, Lt. Col. Amy Johannsen set the tone for the maintenance group personnel who were in attendance, both in-person and online.

"All of us in the military uniform, those of actively serving and retired, we have those core values in common: ‘Integrity, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.’  I truly believe those, and that has been my guidon through my whole career," said Johannsen. "There will always be challenges that we will face, and we will get through them together."

"Look, we never expected a pandemic, right? And what do we do? We adapt and overcome; we become flexible," she said.

"In the Air Force Chief of Staff action orders, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. states 'Accelerate change or lose;' we must be ready, anytime, anywhere," she added.  "Our global environment is changing and ever-changing, and what I know about that is change is constant.  We can do this by completing our readiness items, so we are able to fly, fight, and win."

As the new maintenance group (MXG) commander, Johannsen is responsible for managing all organizational-level maintenance and logistics support for all assigned C-40C aircraft assigned to the 932nd AW and over 200 personnel in the MXG. The group provides overall management, administration and policy oversight to the 932nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 932nd Maintenance Squadron.

Johannsen also stated her philosophy on how to treat others amongst this large, diverse unit.

"And this I pose to you, you treat others as you want to be treated--with dignity and respect; remember, it is our diversity that makes us resilient," she said

Johannsen closed her assumption of command speech with a quote etched on a plaque that has traveled with her throughout her various assignments.

"I hope one of these phrases sticks with you today:  seize the day, look out every window, live your dreams, dwell in the possibilities, life is a journey," said Johannsen.