192nd Support Squadron recognizes new commander in assumption of command ceremony

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  • By Senior Airman Kellyann Elish
  • 192nd Wing Public Affairs
The 192nd Support Squadron welcomed Lt. Col. Pamela R. Garner as the new squadron commander in an assumption of command ceremony Jan. 13, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. J. Stock Dinsmore, 192nd Mission Support Group commander, presented the guidon to Garner signifying her taking over the 192nd SS.

“You’ve had great leaders in the past and I look forward to you having another great leader in Lt. Col. Garner,” said Dinsmore. “Lt. Col. Garner, you’ve got a huge challenge ahead of you, but I know you’re up to it, and I’m glad you’re on the team.”

Garner enlisted in the United States Air Force in September 1989 and began her career at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, as an electrical environmental systems specialist working on C-141s. In 1996, Garner transferred to the Virginia Air National Guard and began working on F-16s. While serving as an enlisted member of the VaANG, Garner completed her bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 1993 and her master’s degree from Virginia State University in May 2005.

After approximately 12 years of enlisted service, Garner graduated from the Academy of Military Science in November 2001. She earned her commision through the VaANG Officer Candidate program and began climbing through the ranks as a commissioned officer. Throughout her various rolls from Chief of Public Affairs to Force Support Flight Commander to Air Component State Inspector General, and all the roles in between, Garner showed the dedication and leadership necessary to become a squadron commander.

“This is the privilege of a lifetime. I am standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before me and paved the way,” said Garner. “To my support squadron, I am honored to be your commander. I thank all of you for your professionalism and dedication to serve.”

As the 192nd SS commander, Garner is charged with leading over 120 Airmen who make up the Force Support Flight, Civil Engineering/Emergency Management Flight, Logistic Readiness Flight and Student Flight. These Airmen provide support for more than 1,200 Airmen across the VaANG.