192nd Operations Support Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Senior Airman Bryan Myhr
  • 192nd Wing

The 192nd Operations Support Squadron welcomes a new commander during a change of command ceremony here on Jan. 11, 2020. Lt. Col. Timothy M. Strouse, an F-22 evaluator pilot and mission commander, took command from Lt. Col. Philip J. Colomy who served as commander since Sept. 16, 2019.

Col. Chris P. Batterton, 192nd Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony.

“… to [the] men and women of the 192nd Operations Support Squadron, thank you for being here today [and] for all you do for America and the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Colomy. “During my time with the squadron, I’ve been astounded at the amount of selflessness and hard work you have put in to accomplish our mission.”

The 192nd OSS consists of approximately 36 Airmen from five different job specialties. They provide aircrew flight equipment, intelligence and aviation resource management support to the Virginia Air National Guard and its total force partners.

“Lt. Col. Colomy … thank you for everything you have done for this squadron over the past two and a half years,” said Strouse. “The knowledge you have passed [to] me in this transition has been absolutely priceless. You are leaving this squadron in an amazing shape. I will work hard to fill the void you leave behind.”

Family and friends of both commanders were in attendance, including Strouse’s father who was commander of the 8th Airlift Squadron in 1995.

“You have a bright future ahead of you, especially with Lt. Col. “Splash” Strouse at the helm,” said Colomy. “He has the right vision, passion and leadership to take this squadron to the next level.”

“It is my absolute privilege to stand here today as your commander,” said Colomy. “I am excited to work with each and every one of you.”

In February 2020, Colomy will serve as the 192nd Maintenance Group deputy commander.