932nd Airlift Wing to welcome new Gateway Wing commander

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Col. Jeffrey A. Smith will assume command of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 932nd Airlift Wing during an assumption of command ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Melissa A. Coburn, 22nd Air Force commander, Dec. 1, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Scott Air Force Base in Hangar 1.

Smith, an active duty commander, comes to the Gateway Wing from Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, where he was the director of safety. While deployed, he also served as the director of intelligence, operations, and plans, for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.

Smith has served in various roles, including as deputy command center director for the North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, and as the commander of the Air Operations Squadron, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base.

As 932nd AW commander, Smith will lead over 1,100 mission-ready Citizen Airmen supporting national interests worldwide. His responsibilities include providing first-class, safe and reliable C-40C airlift for our nation’s senior political, military leaders and their staffs; global aeromedical evacuation and rapid maintenance response capability; deliver logistics readiness, supply, and personnel support; provide tactical, deployed, expeditionary and AFRC medical care; and integrate Mercy Hospital System medical professionals with 932nd AW Citizen Airmen as part of the training affiliation agreement.

NOTE FOR MEDIA: This event will not be streamed live via social media channels.  Please contact 932nd AW Public Affairs, at 932AW.PA@us.af.mil or 618-229-7277, to RSVP no later than 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. News media must arrive between 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 to provide coverage. The event will be held in Hangar 1 of Scott Air Force Base. Members of the news media will have an opportunity to briefly ask Col. Smith questions following the ceremony.