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509th CES receives new commander

Col. Ed Keegan, 509th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron to Maj. Craig Johnson during a change-of-command ceremony June 27. Major Johnson was previously the commander of the 355th CES operations flight, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Lt. Col. Pamela Moxely, the former 509th CES commander, moves on to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, U.K., and becomes the 100th Mission Support Group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory Todd)

Col. Ed Keegan, 509th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron to Maj. Craig Johnson during a change-of-command ceremony June 27. Major Johnson was previously the commander of the 355th CES operations flight, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Lt. Col. Pamela Moxely, the former 509th CES commander, moves on to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, U.K., and becomes the 100th Mission Support Group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Maj. Craig Johnson, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Pamela Moxley during a change-of-command ceremony June 29. 

Personally speaking


Rank and Name: Maj. Craig P. Johnson 

Squadron: 509th Civil Engineer Squadron 

Date assumed command: June 29 

Previous assignment: 355th CES Operations flight commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. 

Time in service: 15 years 

Commissioning source: AFROTC 

Family: Wife - Anne, sons - Matthew, 5, Nathan, 3, and Michael, 1 

Hobbies: Sports 

How does the squadron contributes to the Air Force mission? The squadron is the foundation of the Air Force ... it's where execution of the Air Force strategic plan is translated into air and space power for America.

Command philosophy: Put people first ... They'll take care of the mission. 

Goals for new position: 
1.    Ensure our combat engineers - civilians and military alike - are trained and ready for deployment or executing the home-station mission.
2.    Sustaining and improving Whiteman.
3.    Taking care of families always.