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NEWS | Aug. 1, 2022

12th Operations Group welcomes new commander

By Benjamin Faske 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

In front of a packed audience on the South ramp flightline at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Col. Scott Rowe, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, passed the guidon to the new 12th Operations Group commander, Col. James Muniz. 

Muniz previously served as the United States Strategic Command liaison officer. He was responsible for coordinating air refueling and airlift missions in support of the Department of Defense's global deterrence and strategic options.

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 as a distinguished graduate.

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 Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Odyssey Dawn.

Outgoing commander Col. Robert Moschella will continue working on pilot training initiatives in his new assignment at the Nineteenth Air Force.