NEWS | May 18, 2021

149th Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, also known as the Alamo Wing, welcomed Col. Matthew C. Jensen as the newest “Gunfighter” during a change of command ceremony May 15. Jensen takes over for Col. Raul Rosario, who is retiring after 26 years of service.

Rosario had been wing commander since August 2018 and has served in different capacities at JBSA-Lackland since October 2002, including as an F-16 instructor pilot, chief of training, chief of standards and evaluation, director of operations and 149th Operations Group commander.

Jensen has served as the 149th Operation Group commander since November 2018 and is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in the area at JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph in a variety of positions, including as commander of the 182nd Fighter Squadron and Guard advisor to the 19th Air Force.

The ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen. Thomas M. Suelzer, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Texas National Guard.