Wednesday, June 10, 2020

1st SOW gets female commander

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — A 25-year Air Force officer became the first woman to take command of the 1st Special Operations Wing in Monday ceremonies at Hurlburt Field, headquarters of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The 1st Special Operations Wing is the most-deployed wing in the Air Force, and as commander of the wing, Col. Jocelyn J. Schermerhorn will also serve as the installation commander at Hurlburt Field. Her selection as the 1st Special Operations Wing commander marks another milestone for women in Air Force Special Operations Command. Last year, Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier became the first female within AFSOC to be promoted to general. She served as AFSOC’s director of operations until last month, when she became vice commander of the 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/08/20)