12th Operations Group changes command

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  • By Benjamin Faske
  • 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

In front of a packed audience on the South ramp flightline, Col. Scott Rowe, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, passed the guidon to the new 12th Operations Group commander, Col. James Muniz.  Col. Muniz  previously served as the liaison officer for the United States Strategic Command where he was responsible for coordinating air refueling and air lift missions in support of Department of Defense global deterrence and strategic options.

Col. Muniz is a 1997  graduate from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Science. He was commissioned in 1999 through Officer Training School where he was a distinguished graduate.

Col. Muniz is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in the KC-135 R/T/RT, T-1 and T-6 with multiple deployments performing combat and contingency flight operations in USCENTCOM and USAFRICOM including Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Odyssey Dawn.

The outgoing commander, Col. Robert Moschella will continue working pilot training initiatives in his new assignment at 19th Air Force.