Sunday, June 23, 2019

Command change

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville has assumed command of the First Air Force, taking over from Cmdr. Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams during a ceremony Thursday. The First Air Force, as part of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, plays roles in air defense operations and disaster assistance, among other responsibilities. It is a tenant unit at Tyndall Air Force Base.Sasseville graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs and has held squadron, group and wing command, according to a biography. Williams is retiring after 32 years of service and has been the First Air Force Commander since July 2016. The First Air Force resumed operations in December after the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 06/20/19)