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90 SFG welcomes new commander

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Col. Catherine Barrington, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing, passes the guidon to Col. Robert Ford, the incoming commander of the 90th Security Forces Group, during the 90 SFG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on July 16, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Damian Schlussel to Ford. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz)


Col. Robert Ford assumed command of the 90th Security Forces Group during a change of command ceremony July 16, 2021 in the Peacekeeper High Bay, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Prior to his current position, Ford was the Provost Marshall, Headquarters, United States Forces, Japan, and Division Chief, Security Forces, Headquarters, Fifth Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Col. Damian Schlussel, outgoing 90th Security Forces commander, wished Ford well while expressing excitement for what was to come.

"It is you, the members of the 90th Security Forces Group, that truly are my heroes," said Schlussel. "I couldn't be more excited to pass the flag to Bobby and the entire Ford family. Bobby, we've known of each other for pretty much the better part of our careers and I know for a fact that you are the person that will take this group, these phenomenal Defenders, to the next level."

Schlussel will continue his Air Force career as Chief of Security Forces Division, Air Force Materiel Command Security Forces, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.