Wing welcomes new vice commander

PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- There is a new face on our wing's leadership team...the new 21st Space Wing vice commander is Col. Scott F. Shepherd.

Many of you may have already met him; since arriving April 4, he has been out familiarizing himself with the vast mission of the 21st Space Wing from all facets. Fortunately it won't take him long to know and understand what we do - he has already worked within the wing for six years throughout his previous assignments.

Scott and his wife Tracey come to us from the warmer climate of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, where he served as the deputy commander of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center at 13th Air Force.

He is absolutely no foreigner to Air Force Space Command, not to mention the 21st Space Wing. In his 28 years of service to our Nation, he has spent nearly 10 years in AFSPC. Of those, almost six years have been spent in this wing, spanning the globe from Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, to Thule Air Base, Greenland. While traveling the world he garnered experiences ranging from avionics systems engineering and ballistic missile early warning systems, to serving as a surveillance officer and a National Defense Fellow.

As he continues to settle into his well worn seat and acclimate to the Colorado weather - again - he'll visit your organizations, meet you and learn about how you contribute to our mission. Share with him how you contribute to our wing's ability to conduct world class space superiority operations and provide unsurpassed installation support and protection while deploying Warrior Airmen.

Colonel Shepherd welcomes his mission here at the wing...you - making sure you have everything you need to maintain Strength and Preparedness. He is a perfect fit to stand with us to Save the Nation.