Air Force announces medical squadron commanders for 2017

The Air Force has selected 84 health professions officers as medical squadron commanders for 2017. Assignments include worldwide command and 365-day extended deployment command opportunities. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff. Sgt. Alexx Pons)

The Air Force has selected 84 health professions officers as medical squadron commanders for 2017. Assignments include worldwide command and 365-day extended deployment command opportunities. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff. Sgt. Alexx Pons)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --

Air Force officials have selected 84 health professions officers for medical squadron command assignments worldwide in 2017.

 

Assignment bids were coordinated among medical group and wing commanders, senior raters and command surgeons.

 

“Squadron commanders are key to shaping our service culture and traditions as they develop, train and build Airmen,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Krauchunas, Medical Service Corps Utilization and Education section chief at the Air Force Personnel Center. “These commanders will be leading the beating heart of our Air Force—squadrons.”

 

Typically, there are more qualified officers on the candidate lists than there are command vacancies to account for any unexpected contingencies during the year. Candidates who were not selected will remain eligible for command vacancies that open during the calendar year.

 

The selection list is posted to myPers. To view the list, select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Medical Squadron.”

 

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.