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    111th CES Change of command ceremony

    111th CES change of command ceremony

    Photo By Airman 1st Class Charles Casner | Pennsylvania Air National Guard Maj. Hugh Black addresses the audience after assuming...... read more read more



    Story by Airman 1st Class Charles Casner 

    111th Attack Wing

    Pennsylvania Air National Guard Maj. Hugh Black, assumed command of the 111th Civil Engineering Squadron by accepting the unit’s colors from PAANG Lt. Col. Steven Good, 111th Mission Support Group Deputy Commander, during a ceremony at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Feb. 3, 2024.

    Good, who had been overseeing the unit prior to passing the colors to Black, shared his thoughts on the leadership transition and Black’s impact on the 111th CES.

    “As the CE commander you are responsible for providing the vision for everyone to see, something for them to strive to attain, and taking care of the airmen while getting the mission done," Good said. "You have to build the environment to make CE an inclusive place, mission focused, and a trusting environment.”

    Good went on to say the 111th CES is in good hands with Black at the helm.

    “Maj. Black initially joined the 111th Attack Wing as Chief, Weapons and Tactics officer, and became Director of Combat Operations last year," said Good. "Now, as he becomes the new CES commander, he brings a wealth of experience with him and I am excited to seeing where this goes. We are going to build a great team and you already have some great pieces in place.”

    In his assumption of command speech, Black commented on the challenges ahead.

    “It is crucial to acknowledge the evolving strategic landscape in which that we are operating," Black said. "I am excited for the opportunity to lead you all and challenge to do more with less.”

    Black also made a commitment to the future of Biddle Air National Guard Base.

    “I look forward to working together to build a robust plan for the future Biddle Air National Guard Base," Black said. "We’re going to prioritize our base's infrastructure to meet the highest standards even in the face of budget constraints.”



    Date Taken: 02.03.2024
    Date Posted: 02.07.2024 06:46
    Story ID: 463102
    Location: HORSHAM, PA, US

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