927th Air Refueling Wing welcomes new squadron commanders

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The 927th Air Refueling Wing welcomed two new squadron commanders during ceremonies here April 30.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Doerr took command of the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron and Lt. Col. Ronald Forster assumed command of the 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. 

Doerr received command from Lt. Col. Marc McAllister, accepting the unit's guidon from Col. James Mach, 927th Operations Group commander.

During the ceremony, Mach expressed both his confidence in Doerr’s ability to lead as well as the ability of the 63rd ARS to accomplish their mission. Further, Doerr cited multiple inspections and exercises during the COVID-19 pandemic as a source of his excitement to take command.

“My optimism is not unfounded,” said Doerr. “You’ve shown the ability to achieve amazing things despite seemingly insurmountable challenges."

The atmosphere was similar at the 927th AMDS assumption of command, where command was ceremonially bestowed upon Forster by Col. Kurt Matthews, 927th ARW commander.

 “After seeing the job that you did at the 94th ASTS, I have full faith and confidence in your ability to take the 927th AMDS to the next level,” said Matthews.