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509th MDOS receives new commander

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Left: Col. Gloria Twilley, 509th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Medical Operations Squadron to Lt. Col. Brian Stanton during an assumption-of-command ceremony Sept. 7. Colonel Stanton was previously assigned to the 6th MDG at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Lt. Col. Jeffery Johnson, the former 509th MDOS commander, has moved on to the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Left: Col. Gloria Twilley, 509th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Medical Operations Squadron to Lt. Col. Brian Stanton during an assumption-of-command ceremony Sept. 7. Colonel Stanton was previously assigned to the 6th MDG at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Lt. Col. Jeffery Johnson, the former 509th MDOS commander, has moved on to the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Brian Stanton, 509th Medical Operations Squadron commander, took command from Lt. Col. Jeffrey Johnson, during a change-of-command ceremony Sept. 7. 

Rank and Name: Lt. Col. Brian Stanton
 
Squadron: 509th Medical Operations Squadron 

Date assumed command: Sept. 7 

Previous assignment: Surgical services flight commander, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

Time in service: 14 years 

Commissioning source: Direct accession 

Family: My wife, Ann, sons Erik, Ian, Isaac and daughter, Kristine 

Hobbies: Golf and skiing 

How does the squadron contribute to the Air Force mission? It provides a medically ready force for our global strategic mission. 

Command philosophy: Servant leadership - provide for your people so they can complete the mission 

Goals for new position: 
- Stand-up personnel reliability program clinic
- Pass the nuclear surety inspection
- Implement a Web-based preventive health assessment process