Monday, December 15, 2014

1st SOW getting new leader

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Col. William West, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing and the installation commander at Hurlburt, will hand over command of the wing to Col. Sean Farrell, current commander of the 27th Special Operations Group at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The change of command is Jan. 6. West assumed command of the 1st SOW in July 2013. Farrell, born at Eglin Air Force Base, is a command pilot with more than 3,200 hours in the C-130E and AC-130H. He’s flown combat missions in Afghanistan and Bosnia. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/15/14)