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NEWS | June 10, 2021

502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron welcomes new commander

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

A change of command ceremony was held June 8 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to welcome Maj. Robbie Walsh as the new commander of the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Walsh has been attending Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, since July 2020, and his previous assignment was as commander of the 17th LRS at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, from May 2019 to July 2020.

The new commander, who has served at numerous logistics readiness squadron throughout the Air Force since 2009, received his bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics and master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle University, where he was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Walsh takes over for Lt. Col. Glen G. Langdon, who led the squadron since July 2019. Col. Steven Strain, 502d Installation Support Group commander, officiated the ceremony.

The 502nd LRS is the largest logistics readiness squadron in the Air Force, providing logistics support to 82,000 personnel at the largest joint base in the Department of Defense, spanning 88 square miles.

Walsh now leads more than 800 personnel executing a $10 million budget in support of a $1 billion logistics enterprise. The squadron supports flying training, Air Force Basic Military Training, Battlefield Airman training, joint medical training, as well as real-world contingency operations.

The squadron also supports 175 aircraft generating 33,000 sorties per year on three airfields. It also supports the deployment of 1,900 Airmen annually in support of combatant commander requirements and directs contingency planning and deployments in support of U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, and Army Reserve and National Guard units throughout the state of Texas.