927th LRS Change of Command and FSS Assumption of Command

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  • By Staff Sgt. Matthew Matlock
  • 927th ARW

Maj. Jermaine A.D. Coleman took command of the 927th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Lt. Col. Jerry R. Snider during a change of command ceremony on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., February 6, 2022. Col. Alan M. Tornay, 927th Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony, passing the guidon to Coleman. Additionally, Maj. Mia, G. Holley assumed command of the 927th Force Support Squadron.

“When the LRS commander position opened in 2020, Jerry was my first choice to take command. Despite the fact we were adjusting to life in COVID, he made the transition with ease,” Tornay said. “Jermaine represents the resilience that we encourage our Airmen to embody–a dedication to excellence, a service to country, and integrity above all.”

Coleman previously served as the 759th logistics planner, Logistics Readiness Flight, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, ensuring war-fighting logistics capabilities which ultimately led to the execution of the largest non-combatant evacuation in U.S. History during Operation Allies Refuge, evacuating more than 124,000 Afghan nationals, American citizens, and other country nationals.

"To the men and women, I’m excited, humble, and grateful to be standing alongside of you," explained Coleman during the ceremony, "We’re going to do some great things LRS. I am confident in that. And that’s because we have a solid foundation built by Lt. Col. Snider.”

Prior to relinquishing command, Snider was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for his accomplishments as commander, which he attributed to all the hard-working members of the 927th LRS.

"To the men and women of the LRS, we’ve done a lot." said Snider. “Thank you for showing me your resolve, your resiliency, your professionalism, and your shear tenacity to move barriers and knock down any obstacle to get the mission done. You’ve churned the path to future progress. Keep focused on the mission and keep treating others with respect.”

LRS consists of over 60 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel who provide logistics plans, supplies, fuel, and transportation support to over 1,000 Reserve personnel assigned to the 927th Air Refuel Wing. Their range of capabilities make it possible for the Operations Group to carry out aerial refueling in support of numerous key Air Force missions such as long-range precision air strike support, global air lift, aeromedical evacuations, and reconnaissance.

Holley, who also assumed command of the 927th FSS during the ceremony, previously served as operations officer, 459th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Andrews Maryland.

“Major Holley has been continuously recognized for outstanding service while taking care of the mission as she excels from one assignment to next,” said Tornay. “Now, she gets the honor of leading the members of the 927th FSS as they set new goals and achieve new heights.”

After assuming command, Holley spoke highly of the FSS and her ambitions as the squadron’s new commander.

“Just know that I am honored, and I feel blessed to work with a world-class organization like the 927th,” Holley said. “To the men and women of the FSS, over the course of two UTAs, you not only showcased your ability to support the members of the 927th Wing, but you have proven it, and I am looking forward to all the things we can accomplish in the coming months”

The FSS consists of over 70 personnel who provide force development, sustainment, communications, manpower, installation readiness, military and civilian personnel, and Airmen and family support to nearly 1,000 Reserve personnel assigned to the 927th ARW.