192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recognizes new commander

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  • By Senior Airman Johnisa Roberts
  • 192nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Lt. Col. Catherine M. Jumper assumed command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a ceremony held October 18, 2015, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

The presiding officer of the ceremony, Col. Steven H. Bunting, 192nd Maintenance Group commander, spoke about Jumper after the presentation of the colors and the ceremony's invocation.

"This job requires a strong leader with attitude and dedication, and that is absolutely why we have selected Lt. Col. Jumper to be our next AMXS commander. She's going to be the leader we need to continue to innovate because that is what is required to take it to the next level," said Bunting.

Upon assuming command of the 192nd AMXS, Jumper will be responsible for a squadron comprised of 180 Airmen in Aircraft, Avionics, Weapons and Supply AFSCs providing on-equipment F-22 maintenance in support of 1 / 192 FW missions.
According to Jumper, she comes from a family with deep military roots and many members who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. There has been a member of the Jumper family actively serving for the past 74 consecutive years. This dates back to her grandfather's enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941.

"I'm very proud of my family's history and their service to our country, and I'm honored that Col. Grey and Col. Bunting allowed me the privilege to command the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and to continue serving this great nation," said Jumper.

Jumper was commissioned in 1995 upon graduation from University of Virginia as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
At the assumption of command ceremony, she received a Meritorious Service Medal Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster award for her "outstanding service as the Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, F-15/16 Weapon System Team, Combat Aircraft Division, Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia."

"This opportunity is truly a dream come true for me, and I am very grateful to my predecessor, Lt. Col. Matt Hummel," she said. "His leadership and dedication to members of the 192nd AMXS are evident at every turn. I do have big shoes to fill."