13 selected for nuclear, missile squadron command, chief of safety Published Nov. 17, 2015 By Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force has selected 13 lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety positions. The officers were among 30 candidates named earlier this year. Candidates who are not on the selection list will remain eligible for additional vacancies throughout calendar year 2016. "Becoming a squadron commander or wing chief of safety is a great opportunity for our officers," said Zannis Pappas, a nuclear and missile operations career field manager. "Selection for these positions is very competitive since we have many high quality nuclear and missile operations officers to choose from. The officers selected were nominated by their supervisors and vetted by the nuclear and missile operations development team to the hiring authorities. They possess the right expertise and leadership qualities to lead Airmen in accomplishing this critical Air Force mission." To see the commander selection list, visit the officer assignment page on the myPers website. 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.