30th Airlift Squadron change of command

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  • Wyo. Military Department
Lt. Col. Rodney Simpson assumed command of the 30th Airlift Squadron in a ceremony May 13, at the Wyoming Air National Guard base.

The 30th Airlift Squadron is the Air Force's first-ever active duty combat airlift associate unit, integrating all operations, maintenance and support functions with the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing. As the 30th Airlift Squadron commander, Simpson will serve as the commander in charge of a 200-person squadron tasked with providing worldwide C-130 combat aerial delivery, maintenance and support.

Simpson takes command from Lt. Col. Eric Mayheu. Mayheu will be headed for Scott Air Force Base to be the deputy chief of standardization and evaluation.

"I am very honored and humbled to be taking command of the 30th Airlift Squadron. I look forward to keeping up the great relationships we have with the Wyoming Military Department and the153rd Airlift Wing. I hope my command climate will be a positive influence on both the Air Force and the Air National Guard," said Simpson.

Simpson previously served as the director of operations of the 30th Airlift Squadron. He has served in the Air Force for 18 years in various positions at the squadron, group, wing, and headquarters Air Force level.