by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
1/24/2013 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- More than 400 officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for mission support, training, recruiting, air base squadron and deputy maintenance group command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.
Using squadron commander candidate lists released in November, wing hiring officials, major command functional managers and Air Force Personnel assignment teams matched candidates to projected command positions, said Joseph Marchino, AFPC special duty assignments branch. Assignment teams will coordinate change of command and reporting dates with gaining and losing units to effect the announced command assignments.
Not all candidates were matched, though, Marchino explained.
Developmental teams select more candidates than known requirements to account for unprojected requirements that might occur throughout the year. Non-selected members will remain on the candidate lists and eligible for unprojected command opportunities until superseded by calendar year 2014 results. Non-selected officers also remain eligible for other assignment opportunities.
"Being selected for squadron command is a significant achievement; an opportunity to which every Air Force officer should aspire. For many, the chance to lead and mentor other Airmen, demonstrate and develop leadership skills and directly impact the Air Force mission is the culmination of years of preparation, training and education. It represents a significant milestone for advancing to progressively higher levels of command," said Marchino.