Honorary Commander Ceremony 2022

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  • By Senior Airman Adrian Salazar
  • 49th Wing Public Affairs

The 49th Wing honored the 2022 commanders emeritus and honorary commanders during an induction ceremony here, April 22, 2022.


The honorary commander program establishes and maintains personal relationships with local civic leaders and aids in increasing public awareness of the missions, policies and programs of the Department of Defense and the United States Air Force.


The honorary commander program both educates vital community leaders about their assigned unit’s essential mission and fosters supportive relationships with the community; increasing military involvement in civic endeavors and organizations.


The designation of commander emeritus is the highest honor the 49th Wing can present to a civilian civic leader. This distinction honors former honorary commanders who have served a minimum of 15 years and allows them to continue serving the local military community.


The 2022 commanders emeritus

Ed Brabson

Senator Bill Burt

Rosemarie Carroll

John Gardiner

Toots Green

John Green

Bobby Martinez

Bob Pattillo

Randy Rabon

Tim Rabon


The 2022 honorary commanders

Susan Payne, 49th Wing

Dr. Kenneth Moore, 49th Wing Vice

Brandy Murphy, 49th Comptroller Squadron

James Jackson, 54th Fighter Group

Tyler Stuckey, 54th Training Squadron

Brandon Burling, 54th Operations Support Squadron

David/Malah Quinlan, 8th Fighter Squadron

William Arnold, 311th FS

Joshua Ramsey, 314th FS

David Black, 49th Operations Group

Renee French, 6th Attack Squadron

Michael Shinabery, 9th ATKS

Baxter Pattillo, 16th TRS

Nick Paul, 29th ATKS

Tom Stewart, 429th ATKS

Marianne Schweers, 49th Maintenance Group

Barry Thorp, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Dylan and Molly Olsen, 49th AMXS

Bob Flotte, 49th Component Maintenance Squadron

Darro Panell, 849th AMXS

Craig Danekas, 49th Mission Support Group

Michelle Brideaux, 49th Force Support Squadron

Richard Denton, 49th Security Forces Squadron

Bill Denney, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron

Jamie Prather, 49th Communication Squadron

Remick Ham, 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Amy Tillotson, 49th Contracting Squadron

Bashar Naser, 49th Medical Group

Denise Race, 49th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

Nancy Hudson, 49th Health Care Operations Squadron

Dr. Jim Klump, 635th Material Maintenance Group

Lorrie Black, 635th Material Maintenance Squadron

Trisha Roberts, 635th Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron

G.B. Oliver, 704th Test Group

Tyler Grace, 586th Flight Test Squadron

Rodney Eaton, 586th FTS

David Swinconos, 746th Test Squadron

Cindy Stong, 846th TS

Bud Williams, 82 Aerial Targets Squadron