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NEWS | July 26, 2022

Air Force Security Forces Center welcomes new commander

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

Col. Phillip Born took charge of the Air Force Security Forces Center today during an assumption of command ceremony July 26 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

The event was officiated by Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Commander Maj. Gen. John T. Wilcox, who symbolically transferred authority of the unit to Goodwin by handing him the unit guidon.

As AFSFC commander, Born directs day-to-day operations of the organization and its four directorates, which are responsible for organizing, training and equipping more than 38,000 security forces Airman and Guardians across the Total Force. Its mission includes the ability to rapidly identify and validate innovative force protection initiatives that improve the Air Force’s mission execution and joint war fighting capabilities.

He also has supervisory authority over AFSFC’s three geographically-separated detachments: the Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center at Fort Bliss, Texas; and two corrections facilities, one located at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, and the other at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He previously served as Chief of Security Forces, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa.

Born replaces Col Aaron Guill, who becomes Deputy Commander of the Air Force District of Washington.