AF announces medical squadron commanders for 2017 Published Dec. 19, 2016 By Kat Bailey Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have selected 84 health professions officers for medical squadron command assignments worldwide in 2017. Assignment bids were coordinated among medical group and wing commanders, senior raters and command surgeons. “Squadron commanders are key to shaping our service culture and traditions as they develop, train and build Airmen,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Krauchunas, the Air Force Personnel Center Medical Service Corps Utilization and Education section chief. “These commanders will be leading the beating heart of our Air Force—squadrons.” Typically, there are more qualified officers on the candidate lists than there are command vacancies to account for any unexpected contingencies during the year. Candidates who were not selected will remain eligible for command vacancies that open during the calendar year. The selection list is posted to myPers. To view the list, select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Medical Squadron.” For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.