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509th LRS receives new commander

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Col. Ed Keegan, 509th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron to Maj. Mark Lynch during a change-of-command ceremony July 2. Major Lynch was previously assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Lt. Col. Carlos Camarillo, the former 509th LRS commander, moves on to Dover Air Force Base and becomes the 436th LRS commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Col. Ed Keegan, 509th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron to Maj. Mark Lynch during a change-of-command ceremony July 2. Major Lynch was previously assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Lt. Col. Carlos Camarillo, the former 509th LRS commander, moves on to Dover Air Force Base and becomes the 436th LRS commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory Todd)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Maj. Mark Lynch, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Carlos Camarillo during a change-of-command ceremony June 2. 

Rank and Name: Maj. Mark J. Lynch 

Squadron: 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron 

Date assumed command: July 2 

Previous assignment: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College 

Time in service: 14 years, 1 month 

Commissioning source: U.S. Air Force Academy 

Family: Wife - Christina, daughters - Caitlin, 12, and Sarah, 8

Hobbies: Skydiving, non-fiction reading, family activities

How does the squadron contribute to the Air Force mission? The squadron is dedicated to meeting the transportation, supply, equipment, and fuel requirements of the 509th Bomb Wing and its tenant partners on Whiteman. This includes the time-sensitive transportation of personnel, household goods, aircraft components and general purpose cargo while also providing primary supply, equipment and fuels support to B-2, A-10 and T-38 aircraft. Also, the squadron oversees the installation deployment operation which plans and implements the wing's wartime deployments.

Command philosophy: Mission First . . . People Always. Treat everyone with dignity, as they should be treated, and enforce standards fairly and consistently.

Goals for new position: Lead a highly motivated, successful team of professionals who always meet or exceed expectations, and to succeed in exceeding the expectations of support to squadron members and their families.