Niagara welcomes new operations commander

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  • By Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols
  • 914th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

During a formal change of command ceremony here August 3rd, Col. Jeromie Sheldon accepted command of the 914th Operations Group from 914th Air Refueling Wing commander Col. Mark Larson.

Col. Sheldon replaces Col. Erik Aufderheide, Vice Commander of the 914 ARW, who had been acting OG commander in addition to his role as vice.

Col. Sheldon comes to Niagara from Scott AFB, Illinois where he previously served as the Director of Operations for the 618th Air Operations Center.

A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another.